State Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, & Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems
The State Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework (S-FOMS) is a framework originally developed by the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center that identifies seven key components of a high-quality family outcomes measurement system at the state level. The framework is intended to assist states in developing a measurement system that captures various aspects of family outcomes and experiences, such as the benefits that families receive from program participation, family satisfaction with services, perceived helpfulness of the services, and family involvement with the service delivery system. The S-FOMS and two related resources below were developed for state Part C and Part B 619/Preschool programs to evaluate and improve their family outcomes measurement system.
S-FOMS Self-Assessment – an Excel-based tool that provides an automated scoring form for states to rate their family outcomes measurement system on the 15 quality indicators and associated elements and to set priorities for improvement.
S-FOMS Self-Assessment Guide – Presents general guidance for the self-assessment process and detailed instructions on use of the Excel tool.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, & Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems. (2017). State family outcomes measurement system framework. Retrieved from http://ectacenter.org/eco/pages/familyoutcomes.asp#frameworks