The Uses and Limits of Data: Supporting Data Quality With a Strong Data Chain
This new online learning module provides a general overview of how the methods and design of data collection and analysis affect interpretation of the data.
Making the Most of Parent Involvement Data Toolkit
The Making the Most of Parent Involvement Data Toolkit assists states as they plan for and carry out their efforts to collect, report, analyze, and use high-quality parent and family involvement data.
Updated Exiting (FS009) and Personnel (FS070, FS099, and FS0112) Data Files Now Added!
The Enhanced Pre-submission Edit Check Tools for IDEA 618 Part B Data helps states prepare their Part B data submissions.
Updated IDEA Section 618 Public Reporting Data Element Checklists
The IDEA Section 618 Public Reporting Data Element Checklists assist states in auditing, organizing, and recording progress on compliance with these public reporting requirements.
The Interactive Public Reporting Engine
The Interactive Public Reporting Engine provides an interactive way for states to meet federally mandated IDEA data public reporting requirements.
Indicators 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 Now Added!
IDC's Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard—User-friendly data displays can help state staff effectively communicate complex IDEA data to stakeholders.
Why, What, Who, and HOW: Improving State Reporting of Local Performance
This toolkit provides an overview of public reporting of 616 data and also offers suggestions for ways to present that data.
IDC Interactive Institutes
The 2018 IDC Interactive Institutes were opportunities for state Part B teams to learn from each other and TA providers about innovative data quality practices and tools states can use to facilitate improved results for children and youth with disabilities.
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The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale
The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data
The Story of Data: A Special Education Tale
The Resource Library houses tools and products developed by IDC, developed with its collaborators, or submitted by IDC stakeholders.
The Latest Updates from IDC
The IDEA Data Center Part B Data System Framework supports SEA staff responsible for working with and responding to IDEA Part B requirements related to the collection, analysis, use, and reporting of high-quality special education data. The framework contains broad concepts and principles that states can tailor to reflect their individual needs and approaches. A High-Quality Part B Data Systemgraphic accompanies the framework and captures the dynamic nature of the data system. Another companion to the framework is CIID's Part B Data System Framework Self-Assessment. The self-assessment features the framework's seven components and is designed to help SEA staff determine where they are with regard to the collection, analysis, use, and reporting of Part B IDEA data in their state.
IDC’s Back-to-Basics webinar series brings beginning level information on important topics to new state staff, staff with new responsibilities related to the topic, and those who want a refresher on the topic. Select the "Back-to-Basics" button at the top of the IDC website events home page to bring up the complete list of past and future Part B and Part C Back-to-Basics webinars. If you miss any of the webinars, you can check out the webinar slides and recordings that IDC posts to each Back-to-Basics event.
IDC's newest resource, Examining Representation: Over? Under? or Both?, defines overrepresentation and three related terms: over-identification, under-identification, and underrepresentation. The resource also provides a brief scenario and initial guiding questions that show how the four terms are related. States can use their answers to these questions, in conjunction with IDC's Success Gaps Toolkit, to help identify and address the factors contributing to significant disproportionality.
Download two new tools that states can use to review the contents of their IDEA 618 EDFacts Part B Personnel, Exiting, and Discipline data files and their Child Count and Educational Environment data files for children ages 3–5 (C089) and students ages 6–21 (C002) prior to submitting them to the ESS.