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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.

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Updates on IDC's 2018 Interactive Institutes!

IDC's 2018 Part B Interactive Institutes on February 21-22 in Orlando, FL or March 7-8 in Austin, TX.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Welcome to IDC
Updates on IDC's 2018 Interactive Institutes!
Quick References for IDEA Data
Estos videos muestran cómo los datos informan las decisiones para niños con necesidades especiales
IDEA Part C Confidentiality Checklist
Missed Any of Our Back-to-Basics Webinars?
IDC Data System Framework Supports Quality Part B Data Systems!

Building Capacity for High-Quality IDEA Data

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We help states build capacity to collect, report, analyze, and use high-quality IDEA data.

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Use our interactive map to find your IDC Part B and Part C State Liaisons.

Working Principles of High-Quality IDEA Data

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View this interactive page to learn more about the different components of high-quality data.

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Our Videos

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

  • Incorporating Business Rules into State Data Systems

  • The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale

  • The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data

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Resource Library

The Resource Library houses tools and products developed by IDC, developed with its collaborators, or submitted by IDC stakeholders.

Knowledge Lab

The Knowledge Lab facilitates use and dissemination of IDC and collaborative resources. Emphasis is on easy storage and retrieval of tools and products to improve learning.

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The Latest Updates from IDC

  • IDC Framework Provides Overarching Stucture for State Part B Data Systems

    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.

  • Do You Go Back-to-Basics With IDC?

    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.

  • Can You Define These Terms?

    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 Equity Requirements in IDEA Now!

    This resource compares the three equity requirements in IDEA (disproportionate representation, significant discrepancy, and significant disproportionality) across various elements to explain the similarities and the differences among the requirements.

  • New U.S. Department of Education IDEA Website Is Live!

    Visit the Department's new IDEA website. New and improved features include an intuitive design, improved search capabilities, expanded content targeted to key stakeholder groups, and enhance accessibility features. View the Department's announcement to read more about these features.

  • Enhanced Pre-submission Edit Check Tools for IDEA 618 Part B Data

    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.

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Access Public IDEA Data

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

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