Building Capacity for High-Quality IDEA DataIDC provides technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA data.
The IDEA Data Center focuses on data requirements under Sections 616 and 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including data focused on programs for infants, toddlers, and their families (Part C) and on programs serving children ages 3 through 21 (Part B). Building capacity for high-quality IDEA data will affect states, school districts, and local early intervention programs across the nation. Those entities will, in turn, apply the higher quality data they generate to improve outcomes for all children and youth with disabilities served under IDEA.
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This video features state early intervention and special education professionals and OSEP staff describing how high-quality IDEA data help ensure that children and youth with disabilities receive the early intervention and special education services they need.
Learn how educators, service providers, families, and other decision makers at the local, state, and national levels can use early intervention and special education data to help meet the needs of children and students with disabilities and their families.
To hear more about the work IDC is doing with states, watch the video below.
U.S. Department of Education website offers current and historical IDEA Section 618 data and related data products.
The Success Gaps Toolkit supports use of the Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps White Paperand Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps Indicators of Success Rubric. The toolkit also includes many other materials and resources to assist a school or district to conduct a root cause analysis and make a plan for reducing success gaps. Materials included are:
- Videos that define and give examples of success gaps;
- Customizable process and meeting agendas;
- Customizable presentation shell for each meeting; and
- Other support materials such as improvement planning forms, meeting evaluation forms, reading materials to use with teams, and other success gaps presentations or stories.
618 Data, Part B, Disproportionality and Success Gaps