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When discussing program improvement, educators and other stakeholders frequently associate these...Read More
This updated collection of IDEA Part B data references brings essential information about IDEA data...Read More
IDC and the Partner Support Center (PSC) are both available to help states with IDEA Part B 618 data needs. However, each center has a different primary purpose. This resource helps guide states about contacting IDC or PSC when they have Part B 618 data questions or concerns.Read More
This resource can help states develop and report on authentic and broad stakeholder engagement as required in the FFY 2020–2025 SPP/APR. This resource provides 10 key questions states should be asking themselves, with detailed options to consider, as they build their stakeholder engagement plans and prepare for describing their engagement activities in their SPPs/APRs.Read More
The local education agency (LEA) EDFacts Edit Check Tools allow states to identify potential business rule errors or errors in category sets, subtotals, or totals prior to submitting Child Count and Educational Environments, Discipline, and Personnel data to the Office of Special Education (OSEP) via the EDFacts Submission System. These timely tools also provide states with user-friendly data summaries. States can use the tools to check LEA-level EDFacts data files and as data displays in their work with their LEAs.Read More
This resource provides a summary of findings from 28 states’ publicly available LEA determinations processes. States can use this resource to learn more about the data elements, calculation methodologies, and determination category criteria these 28 states used for making LEA determinations. This information can be particularly valuable for those states considering revisions and updates to their own LEA determinations processes.Read More
Our new resource provides states with an overview of the Part B SPP/APR reporting changes to Indicator 3 Participation and Performance of Children with IEPs of statewide assessments.Read More
Be sure to check the 618 Data Collection Calendar each month to create your task list for the month...Read More
Over the past several months, IDC has supported state staff from the Ohio Department of Education in...Read More
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The LEA EDFacts Edit Check and Data Display Tool - IDEA Exiting is designed for states to use as...Read More
Being able to help others affect change in outcomes for students with disabilities is a passion of mine. The first step in doing so is being able to identify problems and then make good decisions based on accurate and valid data. IDC enables me to support states and local education agencies in analyzing and using their data to make good data-based decisions to increase equity for students and support positive outcomes.
On October 19,2021, the U.S. Department of Education released a new resource: Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health to provide information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and the social and emotional well-being among children and students. This resource highlights seven key challenges to providing school- or program-based mental health support across early childhood, K–12 schools, and higher education settings, and presents seven corresponding recommendations. This resource includes many real-world examples of how the recommendations are being put into action by schools, communities, and states across the country.
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This webinar will take place on October 15, 2021, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET. Learn more about big data — the ability to harness and use data at scale —and how it has transformed our economy, our democracy, and our daily way of life. Join the webinar to learn what federal, state, and local partners are doing to address gaps in data science and artificial intelligence and what resources exist to bring data education programs to schools.
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On Thursday, September 9th, U.S. Department of Education announced that it will launch a new grant program to provide additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, such as universal indoor masking. The announcement is part of President Biden's plan to combat COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of students, educators, families, and school communities.
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On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) sent a letter to its state and local partners reiterating its commitment to ensuring children with disabilities and their families have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the 2021-2022 school year.
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OSEP released a new OSEP Fast Facts: Race and Ethnicity of Children with Disabilities Served under IDEA Part B and new supplemental tool, Hand In Hand. This tool explores IDEA, Section 618 data with the specific lens on race and ethnicity. OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.
This week, as we recognize the thirty-first anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) have issued a new resource, "Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families"
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The Educational Equity Summit Series will launch virtually with the first event on June 22nd and will focus on how, as schools and campuses continue to reopen and welcome students back for in-person instruction, they must not return to the status quo. The first installment of the series will explore how schools and communities can reimagine our school systems so that every student has a voice in their school and classroom, particularly students from underserved communities, including communities of color, students with disabilities, and multilingual learners. The event will also feature discussions on how all students can access a high-quality education responsive to their needs, and how schools can create more culturally and linguistically responsive and inclusive learning environments for all students. The first installment will feature remarks from Department leaders, panel discussions focused on evidence-based practices and promising strategies for building equitable and inclusive environments in our schools, and insights from leaders working to make equitable and inclusive schools a reality. Participants include Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten, Dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education Pedro Noguera, 2021 School Counselor of the Year Olivia Carter, and others. Interested participants can register to attend the Summit here.
OSEP posted a revised version of the Process and Criteria Used to Evaluate a Request by States to Waive Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) document. This document provides guidance to SEAs on the factors the Department considers when reviewing requests for waivers of the maintenance of State financial support requirement under Part B of the IDEA. This document replaces the Department’s June 2010 version of this guidance. To learn more, click here.
The U.S. Department of Education is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year.
To reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and maximize the amount of in-person instruction, schools need sufficient resources as well as adhered-to, strong state and local public health measures. Extraordinary efforts by states, districts, and schools have been underway to support students throughout the pandemic.
Here's what's happening in the next few months.