State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
The State is currently working on Phase III of this plan which is due to the US Dept of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) April 3rd.
Here is a draft of what will be submitted and a form used to track progress on the Evaluation Plan. Comments are welcome until March 21 to Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov. To review the Logic Model and Evaluation Plan submitted in Phase II click here.
The SSIP is being developed with active participation from a stakeholders including members of the Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council, CT Birth to Three program directors, the director of Child Development Infoline, and a representative from Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center. Input is also gathered from lead agency staff, regional provider meetings, the data system users group, and staff from the Office of Early Childhood.
The State-identified Measurable Result that stakeholders selected is that
Parents of children who have a diagnosed condition will be able to describe their child’s abilities and challenges more effectively as a result of their participation in Early Intervention.
There are three phases to developing the SSIP; I) Analysis, II) Plan, and III) Implementation and Evaluation.
Broad stakeholder meetings will following the State ICC meetings but each implementation team leader will be seeking input from a wide variety of other key stakeholders, particularly parents and providers.
If you are interested in learning more about this important work or getting involved in a workgroup focusing on one of the components listed above, please contact Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov or call 860.496.3073.