SSIP

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 SSIP process includes the active participation from stakeholders including members of the Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council,  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.

There are 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 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.

 

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) – Phase I

This is also known as Indicator 11 in the 2014-2019 State Performance Plan (SPP) and related Annual Performance Reports (APR).

Phase I of the SSIP was developed with input from a primary external stakeholder group made up of members of the Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council with additional CT Birth to Three program directors, the director of Child Development Infoline, and a representative from Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center.  Input was also gathered from lead agency staff, regional provider meetings, the data system users group,  and staff from the Office of Early Childhood.

Click here to view the report on Phase I completed April 1, 2015.  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.)

The final Phase I stakeholder meeting was held February 23, 2015 and these are the slides and a PDF of them.   Targets were confirmed, the Theory of Action graphic was finalize and the group reviewed the draft document so it could be posted online.

The fourth external stakeholder meetings was held on December 8, 2014 and these are the slides and a PDF of them.  Each workgroup reported out and the larger group discussed the issues presented.  The group then spent the bulk of it’s time wordsmithing the State-identified Measureable Result or SiMR.  The was much good conversation about how to measure aspects of the SiMR which is aligned with the SPP Family Outcome Indicator 4b a draft of which is here.

The third external stakeholder meeting was held on October 27, 2014 and these are the slides and a PDF of them.  We reviewed the FY13-14 family survey results and demonstrated the online submission tool called GRADS 360.   Each workgroup described above reported out and there was a lot of helpful discussion and then the stakeholders broke into workgroups.

The second external stakeholder meeting was held on August 11, 2014 and these are the slides and a PDF of them.  Stakeholders broke into workgroups as described in this PDF file.  To learn more about one, contact the Part C Staff listed below.

  • Coherent Improvement Strategies: Deb Resnick and Linda Bamonte
  • Data Analysis:  Alice Ridgway and Bill Meakim
  • Infrastructure Analysis: Anna Hollister and Lynn Johnson
  • State-identified Measureable Result: Aileen McKenna and Bob Kiernan
  • Theory of Action: Eileen McMurrer

The first external stakeholder meeting was held on June 16, 2014.  Here are the PowerPoint slides and a PDF of them.  This acronym list offers an explanation of a few key terms and this child and family outcomes primer can help make sense of the terms used in conversations based on the SPP/APR.

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and various Technical Assistance (TA) Centers developed tools to help states.   On December 17th the ECTA Center, DaSy Center and the RRCPs shared a new resource to support state Part C programs in developing the narrative for Phase I of the SSIP know as the SSIP Phase I Writing Guide: Indicator 11Here is a Roadmap, an Implementation Guide, and the final version of the SSIP Evaluation Tool that OSEP staff used.

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) – Phase II

Phase II of the SSIP was developed with input from a primary external stakeholder group made up of members of the Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council with additional CT Birth to Three program directors, the director of Child Development Infoline, and a representative from Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center.  Input was also gathered from lead agency staff, regional provider meetings, the data system users group,  and staff from the Office of Early Childhood.

Click here to view the report on Phase II completed March 30, 2016.  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.) Also the Phase I attachments are not included in the Phase II report…

The fourth Phase II broad stakeholder meeting was held on February 29, 2016Here are the slides and here is a PDF of the slides.  The primary purpose was to put the narrative into an evaluation plan table to help implementation teams know what they were measuring.

The third Phase II broad stakeholder meeting was held on December 1, 2015Here are the slides and here is a PDF of the slides.  The primary purpose was to develop a logic model that will help the system develop an the required evaluation plan.  Here as a PDF of the logic model and here is the same this as a PowerPoint slide. The state was helped by three technical assistance centers;  the ECTA Center, the NCSI, along with resources from the Idea Data Center.

The second Phase II broad stakeholder meeting was held on October 26, 2015Here are the slides and here is a PDF of the slides.  The primary purpose was to review the 4 Implementation Teams, the plan for completing the report for OSEP, and to begin some gap analysis as a way to prepare for a full day meeting on December 1st.    The other objective was to identify which teams needed more stakeholders including families and providers and how to get them to participate.

The first Phase II broad stakeholder meeting was held on June 8, 2015Here are the slides and here is a PDF of the slides.  The primary purpose was to review the long list of improvement strategies from Phase I and identify 3-5 main objectives.

 

If you have any questions about the SSIP, please feel free to contact Alice.Ridgway@CT.gov or any member of the stakeholder group.

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