Building Capacity for High-Quality IDEA Data

IDC provides technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA data.

The IDEA Data Center focuses on data requirements under Sections 616 and 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including data focused on programs for infants, toddlers, and their families (Part C) and on programs serving children ages 3 through 21 (Part B). Building capacity for high-quality IDEA data will affect states, school districts, and local early intervention programs across the nation. Those entities will, in turn, apply the higher quality data they generate to improve outcomes for all children and youth with disabilities served under IDEA.

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This video features state early intervention and special education professionals and OSEP staff describing how high-quality IDEA data help ensure that children and youth with disabilities receive the early intervention and special education services they need.

Learn how educators, service providers, families, and other decision makers at the local, state, and national levels can use early intervention and special education data to help meet the needs of children and students with disabilities and their families.

To hear more about the work IDC is doing with states, watch the video below. 

Access Public IDEA Data

U.S. Department of Education website offers current and historical IDEA Section 618 data and related data products.

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Find Your State Liaison

Use our interactive map to find your IDC Part B and Part C state liaisons.

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