Welcome to IDC
Welcome to IDC! Visit the new Resource Library to find a variety of tools to help improve data quality, and take a look at the tools and products we feature on the Technical Assistance page.
Updates on IDC's 2018 Interactive Institutes!
Check back regularly for updates about IDC's 2018 Part B Interactive Institutes on February 21-22 in Orlando, FL or March 7-8 in Austin, TX.
Quick References for IDEA Data
These two guides contain basic information about IDEA Part B and Part C data collections, data systems, and how to access resources for IDEA data. Each contains a description of IDC and how to access IDC services, information on getting started for state staff who are new to their positions, a list of due dates related to IDEA data collections and submissions, frequently used links, an acronym list, and a list of SPP/APR Indicator data sources. These guides bring together the basic information to get started with IDEA data and are useful for both new hires and as related tools to IDC's IDEA Part B and Part C Data Processes Toolkits.
Estos videos muestran cómo los datos informan las decisiones para niños con necesidades especiales
La Historia de Datos: Un cuento sobre la educación inicial y La Historia de Datos: Un cuento sobre los datos de educación especial se pueden encontrar en la librería de videos.
IDEA Part C Confidentiality Checklist
The IDEA Part C Confidentiality Checklist is designed to help state agencies and early intervention programs and service providers identify what actions, policies, and procedures may be needed to meet confidentiality provisions outlined in Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), at 34 CFR Part 303.
Missed Any of Our Back-to-Basics Webinars?
Now you can access the slides and recordings for all of IDC's Back-to-Basics webinars. Look up the postings for individual webinars in the Events section or select the Back-to-Basics button on the Events page to bring up the entire webinar list. Also, the full schedule of webinars is also only a click away below. Check IDC's events page regularly for updates.
IDC Data System Framework Supports Quality Part B Data Systems!
The IDEA Data Center Part B Data System Framework helps states develop and enhance high-quality data systems and improve the quality of their IDEA data.
View our featured videos here or access the complete collection in our Videos section.
IDC The Importance of High-Quality Data and The Role of Business Rules
The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale
The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data
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.
Now you can go Back-to-Basics on IDEA Data Notes on February 13, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST. 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.