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Child Outcomes Measurements


RULE 12 CCR 2509-10

7.961  CHILD OUTCOMES MEASUREMENTS

A.  A Community Centered Board shall participate in the state program to measure child outcomes and shall ensure that each eligible child who receives early intervention services for six (6) months or longer receives a child outcomes rating that is determined utilizing information gathered through:

1.  Family interview; and,

2.  Professional observation; and,

3.  Utilization of an appropriate assessment instrument to measure child outcomes as defined by the Department.

B.    Required timelines

1.  An entry rating shall be determined as soon as a baseline can be accurately established, but no later than sixteen (16) weeks from the date of referral for early intervention services for an eligible child, unless a child is younger than six (6) months of age. If the child is less than six (6) months of age at the time of referral, the first measurement shall occur once a child has reached the age of six (6) months; and,

2.  An exit rating shall be finalized no more than ninety (90) calendar days prior to the child's exit from early intervention services or the child's third (3rd) birthday, whichever occurs first. An exit rating is not required for a child who has been in early intervention services for less than six (6) months. 

C.  A Community Centered Board shall ensure that all staff and contractors who are responsible for documenting and reporting child outcomes progress data are trained in the methods required by the Department and participate in required technical assistance activities.

D.  Child outcomes shall measure the percent of infants and toddlers with an Individualized Family Service Plan, who:

1.  Have positive social emotional skills (including social relationships); and,

2.  Acquire and use knowledge and skills (including early language/communication); and,

3.  Use appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.



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