Title

Setting Sail for Early Learning Success: Using a Data-based Decision Making Process to Measure and Monitor Outcomes in Early Childhood Programs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

The use of data to inform decision-making and monitor individual student progress is recognized as an important, yet elusive practice in early childhood programs. In this article, Data-based Navigation is presented as a five step data-based decision making process designed to help early childhood professionals measure and monitor desired programmatic outcomes. A case study that focuses on the reduction of challenging behaviors is provided to illustrate the process.