Year-to-Year Changes in State Child Outcomes Data: What Do They Mean?

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center & Center on IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems
March, 2018

Interpreting year-to-year change in statewide child outcomes data requires understanding the possible reasons for fluctuations. This brief is designed to help stakeholders learn what questions to ask to understand year-to-year changes in child outcomes data.

Additional information available here: Outcomes Measurement: Child Outcomes Data Use
Citation: Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, & Center on IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems. (2018). Year-to-year changes in state child outcomes data: What do they mean? Retrieved from