Beginning in 1993, a WSU research team has evaluated the effectiveness of Early On® Michigan through a grant from the Michigan Department of Education. Early On® Michigan coordinates early intervention services for children with disabilities or developmental delays and their families.
The Qualitative Compliance Information Project looks at whether Early On® makes a difference for participating families and provides this information to the Michigan Department of Education and to the Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services. Data from the evaluation is valuable in ascertaining the progress of, and facilitating improvement in, service delivery.
The project surveys participating families, Early On® professionals, and stakeholders on their satisfaction with various services being offered and the extent of implementation of these services through a range of data sources and investigations. The Project then examines the data collected and the data collection measures used for their usefulness, producing an annual Overview Report.