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Monday July 2nd, 2018
Tuesday July 31st, 2018
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ECO 201: Effective Strategies to Ensure High Quality Data

PaTTAN - Online Course

Event Type: On-line Courses On-line Courses

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (3 hours) Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours

Registration Contact: Molly Martz, mmartz@pattan.net, 800-360-7282

Content Contact: Kimberly Herb, kherb@pattan.net, 717-901-2156


This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

The training will focus on effective strategies to ensure the highest quality and greatest reliability of ECO data. Topics covered will include strategies to increase the effectiveness of measuring child performance on an authentic assessment tool, involving families in collecting ECO data, strategies for gathering functional child performance, and using the decision tree to make reliable ECO ratings. Participants will have an opportunity to use case studies to enhance their skills in collecting ECO data.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain ECO data collection to families and support each family to determine their level of involvement in the ECO process
  2. Implement effective strategies to gather evidence for your authentic assessment
  3. Ensure accurate ratings on an authentic assessment tool
  4. Utilize an instrument crosswalk tool to organize authentic assessment tool data to correspond with the three child outcome indicators; and
  5. Employ the use of a Decision Tree to systematically ensure accurate ECO ratings

Target Audience

Early Intervention staff and agency providers who collect child outcome data.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Behavior, Early Intervention, Parent/Family


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Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Linda Rhine, at 800-360-7282, or lrhine@pattan.net.