Between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013 DAC will maintain this website, but will not be producing new technical assistance materials or providing individual technical assistance to states.
DACís mission is to support the submission and analysis of high-quality IDEA data by reviewing data collection and analysis and providing technical assistance to improve state capacity to meet data requirements. The Centerís mission includes assisting the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education by taking a leadership role in the Technical Assistance and Dissemination network to support the vision of high-quality data.
DAC assesses state, regional, and national needs related to data collection, analysis and reporting. This assessment includes needs related to monitoring data.
DAC delivers technical assistance to states using a range of methods. These methods include annual data meetings; telephone, email, and listserv communication; conference calls; workshops and sessions at regional and national meetings; and in-state consultation. DAC provides customized TA for individual states via all methods.
DAC develops technical assistance materials for states including, but not limited to, Q & A documents for specific data collections, data dictionaries, guidelines for collecting high quality data through the state monitoring processes, and online training modules.
All documents and data on this site are the most current available. Send any questions or comments about this site to the webmaster.