Early Childhood Outcomes Guidance - SPP Indicator 7

  • DATA ENTRY WINDOW for SPP 7 - OPENS March 1, 2019 - CLOSES August 16, 2019

    Remember in 2017-18 the following changes were made:

    • Data assurances moved from the campus page to each student's page.
    • Check all family information and sources of information that apply for each student.


    For 2018-19 this has not changed:

    •  An exit reason is needed for each student.
    •  Yes, even if you did not complete an EXIT COSF.
    •  You must use Explorer 7, 8, or 9 for data entry
    •  Student Unique ID numbers are still required!


    FAQ's and On-Line Resources for COSF:

    Is there a copy of the COSF form with exit reasons we can use?

    Yes! COSF form with Exit reasons


    Where is a copy of that chart thing for ratings?

    COSF Decision Tree

    Using this chart EVERY TIME, increases your reliability across time and consistency across staff and campuses.

    Using other charts or shortcuts  decreases the reliability of your data across time and consistency across staff.



    Are there resources to help with team collaboration on ratings?

    COSF-Team collaboration resources


    Where is an online, self-paced training on COSF?

    COSF online module training 

    Recommended for campus staff in August and before EXIT COSF begins in May.


    What are some questions to ask parents and caregivers?

    Discussion prompts 

    Consider how these probes could be used in the FIIE process, too.


    How can we agree on typical for age?

    Age Anchoring Guidance - see page 13 for a quick guide to selecting instruments

    Consider using 

          Texas ECO alignment resource in conjunction with the PK guidelines.

          COSF Instrument crosswalks 


    Is there a way to check our processes and procedures?

    COSF competency check


    Where is a list of COSF training resources?

    COSF Training Resources


    Where is an explanation for how COSF scores convert to district performance reports?

    COSF cross walk to Federal reporting Categories 


    Where is my district's performance report?

    TEA report search


    Where does "substantially increased" data come from?

    COSF formula for "substantially increased"


    What are other states doing for this indicator?


    TEA resources: 

    SPP 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14 Troubleshooting Document  


    SPP 7 HELP from TEASE


    Indicator 7 is the percent of preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who demonstrate improved:

    • Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); 
    • Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy); and 
    • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.

    Based upon the specifics designated within indicator 7 and the requirements to report data for all local education agencies (LEAs), the state will use the Early Childhood Outcome Center’s  Childhood Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) model as a method for developing an Early Childhood Outcomes Measurement System. The COSF is a template which allows LEA staff to record multiple sources of assessment information regarding a student’s level of functioning in each of the prescribed outcome areas. The form also serves as a template for converting individualized assessment data into a consistent system for statewide reporting.

    TEA Updated Data Collection Resources for State Performance Plan 7
    Please contact Lynn Sullivan at 817-740-7551 if you have questions regarding data collection or data entry for this state performance plan indicator. Updated February 20, 2019