Nelson, R., Kelley, G., Hebbeler, K., Vinh, M., Gillaspy, K., Barton, L., & Reid, J. K.
This framework developed by ECTA and DaSy identifies 7 key components and 13 indicators of a high-quality child outcomes measurement system at the local level. This resource and its 2 companions listed below were designed for those leading local Part C and Part B 619/Preschool programs to evaluate and improve their systems. "Local program," as used throughout these documents, refers to a local/regional early intervention services program or a local educational agency or school district.
Local Child Outcomes Measurement System (L-COMS) – describes the framework's 7 components, 13 quality indicators, and their associated elements of quality
L-COMS Self-Assessment – an Excel-based tool that provides a structure for local programs to record the current status of their child outcomes measurement system on the 13 quality indicators and associated elements, and to set priorities for improvement
L-COMS Guide – contains general guidance for using the self-assessment tool
Nelson, R., Kelley, G., Hebbeler, K., Vinh, M., Gillaspy, K., Barton, L., & Reid, J. K. (2017). Local child outcomes measurement system (L-COMS). Chapel Hill, NC: Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. Retrieved from http://ectacenter.org/eco/assets/pdfs/eco/LCOMS_Framework.pdf