Overview of Early Childhood Outcomes:

 Provides guidance on the process for collecting and reporting child outcome data for children in PA early intervention program. BEIS Announcement: EI-12 #07 (external link)
This document provides a variety of frequently asked questions and responses related to ECO data, particularly rationale for measuring child outcomes, procedures and timelines for collecting data, determining responsibility for collecting ECO data, determining child outcome ratings, and collecting ECO data during transitions. FAQ on Collecting Child Outcome Data (external link). In addition, an interactive job aid is available. ECO Frequently Asked Questions (external link) 
This version of the ECO 101 job aid is intended for audiences who are new to Early Childhood Outcomes or who need a certificate of completion. You will need to complete the quiz at the end of the job aid with a score of 80% or above to receive a certificate of completion for one hour of training. ECO 101 Job Aid (certificate version) (external link)
This version of the ECO 101 job aid is intended as a continued resource for general ECO information. It will not give you a certificate. If you need a certificate, look for ECO 101 job aid (certificate version). ECO 101 (no certificate version) (external link)
In the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) process, family involvement should occur every step of the way. The Family Tip Sheet is available to provide families with an overview of ECO, why and how we are measuring these outcomes and how the family can participate. It gives the families questions to consider as they prepare for ECO activities. Family Tip Sheet (external link)
In the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) process, family involvement should occur every step of the way. The Family Tip Sheet is available to provide families with an overview of ECO, why and how we are measuring these outcomes and how the family can participate. It gives the families questions to consider as they prepare for ECO activities. Family Tip Sheet – Spanish Version (external link)

Data Monitoring and Analysis:

This document provides a list of national and state resources that can be used to help local program analyze their ECO data. Resources for the Analysis of ECO data (external link)
This document will assist PELICAN EI users with reports offered within the Reports Subsystem of the PELICAN EI Tools module. Pelican EI Reports Guide 6/24/12 (external link requiring additional log in information)
This document contains 3 tables. The first two tables show the OSEP reporting category generated from all possible combinations of COS ratings at entry and exit. The third table presents combinations of entrance and exit ratings that are impossible and provides explanations for why. Calculating OSEP Categories from COSF Responses (external link)

Data Collection:

Information in this document provides ideas to help guide team discussions of child performance across the child outcome indicators,  help teams understand what information about a child’s skills across settings relates to which of the child outcomes, and help focus team discussions. ECO Conversation Starters (external link)
Information in this document provides ideas to help guide team discussions of child performance across the child outcome indicators, help teams understand what information about a child’s skills across settings relates to which of the child outcomes, and help focus team discussions. Determining ECO Ratings Using the Decision Tree (external link). In addition, an interactive job aid walks you through all the steps of the Decision Tree. ECO Decision Tree(external Link). 
This is one of two forms that may be used for documenting the ECO rating determined for an individual child. Check with your local early intervention program to determine which form you should use.  ECO Rating Summary Form A (external link)
This is one of two forms that may be used for documenting the ECO rating determined for an individual child. Check with your local early intervention program to determine which form you should use.  ECO Rating Summary Form B (external link)
The information provided in this power point will provide some background information on ECO data collection and strategies for ensuring the data entered is accurate and valid. Ensuring Child Outcome Ratings Are Valid narrated PPT 8/16/12 or Ensuring Child Outcome Ratings are Valid PDF Version (external link)

 

Entering Data into PELICAN and Data Reporting:

Provides an overview for the rationale for collecting ECO data, key terms, roles and responsibilities for the collection of ECO data, accessing ECO data in PELCIAN and entering entry and exit data in PELICAN and monitoring the collection of ECO in PELICAN. ECO Captivate 06/24/12 (external link requiring additional log in information)
Provides an overview for the rationale for collecting ECO data, key terms, roles and responsibilities for the collection of ECO data, accessing ECO data in PELCIAN and entering entry and exit data in PELICAN and monitoring the collection of ECO in PELICAN. ECO Captivate – Mac Version 06/24/12 (external link requiring additional log in information)
The purpose of this document is to provide PELICAN EI infant toddler and preschool program users and providers with the steps necessary to enter ECO data into PELICAN and monitor ECO data. All: ECO Reporting Process Guide_10-08-2014 (external link requiring additional log in information)

Authentic assessment:

Early intervention child outcome data is based on information collected using an authentic assessment tool selected by the local infant toddler and preschool early intervention programs and aligned with Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards. PA approved assessment tools can be found at this link. Authentic assessment (external link)

The ECO crosswalks display how content on a given assessment instrument is related to each of the three child outcomes. Organized in a table format with assessment areas assigned to each outcome, they provide a visual depiction of coverage. By showing how an assessment tool covers each of the three outcome areas, the crosswalks are meant to help states, programs, and providers see the extent of information available in an outcome area from a given assessment tool. The crosswalks are not meant to be used as a “checklist” or “score sheet” for measuring child outcomes. Crosswalks (external link)