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Add This IDC Virtual Interactive Meeting to Your Calendar

IDC is hosting a Virtual Interactive Meeting (VIM) on What Else Can Your IDEA Data Tell You? Making the Most of the Data You Have, on March 5, 2019 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET.

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New Business Rules Documentation Protocol!

The Business Rules Documentation Protocol is a customizable Excel workbook states can use for documenting, recording, and communicating existing business rules or data quality validation checks they perform during the collection and validation of IDEA Part B and Part C data.

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Updated Examining Representation: Over, Under, or Both?

The Examining Representation: Over, Under, or Both? resource clarifies what the term overrepresentation means and defines three related terms: over-identification, under-identification, and underrepresentation.

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Slides and Recording Are Now Posted!

Check out the slides and recording for our recent Strengthening the Implementation of Your SSIP Evaluation and Documentation of Results webinar.

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New Launched Webpage—Pre-submission Edit Check Tools for IDEA 618 Data

These Pre-submission Edit Check Tools help states prepare their Part C and Part B data submissions.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Indicators B4, B9, and B10 Now Added to Data Wizard!

IDC's Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard—User-friendly data displays can help state staff effectively communicate complex IDEA data to stakeholders. 

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Add This IDC Virtual Interactive Meeting to Your Calendar
New Business Rules Documentation Protocol!
Updated Examining Representation: Over, Under, or Both?
Slides and Recording Are Now Posted!
New Launched Webpage—Pre-submission Edit Check Tools for IDEA 618 Data
The Uses and Limits of Data: Supporting Data Quality With a Strong Data Chain
Making the Most of Parent Involvement Data Toolkit
Updated Exiting (FS009) and Personnel (FS070, FS099, and FS0112) Data Files Now Added!
Updated IDEA Section 618 Public Reporting Data Element Checklists
The Interactive Public Reporting Engine
Why, What, Who, and HOW: Improving State Reporting of Local Performance
Indicators B4, B9, and B10 Now Added to Data Wizard!

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