State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
This is also known as Indicator 11 in the 2014-2019 State Performance Plan (SPP) and related Annual Performance Reports (APR). The SPP/APR has been extended for an additional two years, and follows the same goals and measures.
The SSIP process includes the active participation from stakeholders including members of the Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC), CT Birth to Three program directors, the director of Child Development Infoline, and representatives from Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center. Input is also gathered from lead agency staff, regional provider meetings, the data system users group, and other 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.
To understand why Connecticut selected a Family Outcome, watch this GREAT video about family outcomes!
Edelman, L. (Producer) (2017). Supporting Children by Improving Family Outcomes (Video). Published collaboratively by the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy); the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA); the Desired Results Access Project, Napa County Office of Education, funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division; and collaborating partners. Retrieved from https://draccess.org/videolibrary
There were three phases to developing the SSIP; I) Analysis, II) Plan, and III) Implementation and Evaluation. For more information about Phase I and II scroll down.
Broad stakeholder meetings are part of and follow State ICC meetings but each implementation team leader seeks 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 Nicole.Cossette@ct.gov or call 860.500.4410.
Below is the link to the Phase III – Year 4 (P3Y4) submission completed in April 2020 for Fiscal Year 7/1/18-6/30/19:
Below are links to the Phase I-III Submissions:
NOTE: The SSIP is the 11th Indicator in the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) and there are many references to the SPP/APR in it. You may prefer to read the SSIP Indicator as part of the entire SPP/APR. (See link above or choose How Are We Doing from the menu to the left and then clicking the State Performance Plan.)
P3Y3 Completed 4/19 about FY17-18:
P3Y2 Completed 4/18 about FY16-17:
P3Y1 Completed 4/17 about FY15-16:
P2 Completed 4/16:
Click here to view the report on Phase II completed March 30, 2016. The Phase I attachments are not included in the Phase II report.
P1 Completed 4/15: