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We help states collect, report, analyze, and use high-quality IDEA Part B data.

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Have You Registered for IDC’s Webinar on the New SPP/APR Package?

There’s a spot just for you to learn about New SPP/APR Stakeholder Engagement and Data Requirements...

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Planning for the Future in the Midst of Crises: Tennessee Begins Documenting Data Processes

Establishing well-managed data processes increases the accuracy and validity of data and ensures...

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 2020-2025 SPP/APR Package Now Available 

OSEP released the APR Information Collection Package (Federal Fiscal Years 2020–2025 SPP/APR Package...

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Important Information From OSEP

DOCX Version of FFY 2018 SPP/APR Now Available! The final DOCX version of states' FFY 2018 SPP/APRs...

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The Interactive Institutes 2020 Page

The Interactive Institutes 2020 – Building and Sustaining a Culture of High-Quality Data page...

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New COVID-19 Q&A Documents Now Available!

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs...

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Additional Guidance on Data for Calculating Significant Disproportionality

OSEP has clarified guidance regarding the data sources for states to examine populations age 3– 21...

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Data Managers Collection

This collection provides direct access to resources and links that are regularly updated to meet the specific needs of data managers.

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It is exciting to work with a state and support systems change to improve data quality, analysis, and use. I learn from states, and they learn from IDC. Together, we improve the system.

—Nancy O’Hara
TA Services Lead
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The Assessment Data Journey: Are We There Yet?

Start your Indicator B3 Assessment Data Journey with our new infographic.  Travel begins when a student is registered as a test taker in a state assessment system and ends with public reporting via the SPP/APR.

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Equity Requirements in IDEA

The Equity Requirements in IDEA details key areas such as methodology, data sources, and reporting considerations for each of the three equity requirements.

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Data Sources for Calculating Significant Disproportionality

The Data Sources for Calculating Significant Disproportionality provides a summary of the data states need to calculate significant disproportionality in the areas of identification, placement, and discipline. 

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Significant Disproportionality Protocol

The Significant Disproportionality Protocol allows states to document all of their processes related to significant disproportionality to establish consistent and reliable practices and provide information to a variety of state staff (e.g., data staff, program staff, fiscal staff) who may be part of the process.

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Access Public IDEA Data

Access Public IDEA Data

U.S. Department of Education website offers current and historical data and products.

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Interactive Public Reporting Engine

This tool provides an interactive way for states to meet federally mandated IDEA data public reporting requirements.

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