DaSy: Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Online Module  

Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process Online Module

This online module is designed to prepare early intervention and early childhood special education staff to use the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process to describe how children are doing on three child outcomes:

  • Children have positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships).
  • Children acquire and use knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy).
  • Children use appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.

To set the stage for what you will learn in this module, click on the picture below and view the Child Outcomes Step-by-Step video (Edelman, 2011). The 9-minute video shows the three child outcomes in action.

After watching the video, return to this page and review the content description and what you can expect from this online learning experience:

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Reference: Edelman, L. (Producer). (2011). Child outcomes step-by-step (video). Published collaboratively by Results Matter, Colorado Department of Education; Desired Results Access Project, Napa County Office of Education; and Early Childhood Outcomes Center.

National Technical Assistance Providers

(ECTA) Center                  Early Childhood Technical Assistance            Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)

The three child outcomes and the Child Outcomes Summary process were developed by the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center which was funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) from 2003 to 2014. The work on child outcomes measurement now continues through the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center. ECTA has partnered with the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) for the development of these modules. Both ECTA and DaSy are technical assistance centers funded by OSEP.

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Navigating through the Online Learning Module

Use the navigation menu on the left to move through each session of this module. Simply click on the session you would like to view to navigate to that page. You can also use the Next button at the bottom of the page to advance to the very next page.

Experiencing Technical Difficulties?

If you require technical support while completing this module, please complete this online form or call (443) 872-9265. Support is available 24/7.

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The contents of this module were developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education, #H373Z120002 (Project Officers: Meredith Miceli and Richelle Davis) and #H326P120002 (Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile). However, contents of the module do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.