The new IM from the Office of Head Start states all five year grants must “define anticipated outcomes, and include measures of program progress throughout the five-year period.” The IM further clarifies that “Application criteria in years two through five of the project period will focus on grantee progress toward the goals and outcomes defined in either the year one or the competitive application." Grantees will be expected to use program data to analyze and report on their progress.
This webinar will introduce Acelero Learning’s on-going approach to self-assessment and the tools we use to evaluate our program’s progress toward accomplishing five year goals on a quarterly basis.
In spring 2013, Acelero Learning and the National Head Start Association debuted the Innovations for Better Outcomes Head Start Director’s Webinar Series, primarily focusing on innovations in the areas of education and family services.
Now, with additional requirements for new five-year grantees to “define anticipated outcomes, and include measures of program progress,” Head Start programs are under more pressure than ever before to demonstrate clear child outcomes. This webinar series will delve into at a set of innovations designed by Acelero Learning in the areas of Program Design & Management and Innovations Monitoring specifically for Head Start programs.
External research conducted on Acelero Learning’s programs shows that this innovative approach produces child outcome gains at more than twice the Head Start average as documented in FACES and the National Head Start Impact Study. This series is ideal for directors who are looking to understand current cutting-edge practices, and who want to get ideas for tools and approaches to incorporate into their own Head Start program in a very practical way.