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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale
The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data
The Story of Data: A Special Education Tale
The Resource Library houses tools and products developed by IDC, developed with its collaborators, or submitted by IDC stakeholders.
The Latest Updates from IDC
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.
IDC’s Back-to-Basics webinar series brought beginning level information on important topics to new state staff, staff with new responsibilities related to the topic, and those who wanted a refresher on the topic. For more information about the webinars, 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 missed any of the webinars, you can check out the webinar slides and recordings that IDC posted to each Back-to-Basics event.
Now you can download the 40th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2018 from the ed.gov website. The report includes national and state-level exhibits about infants and toddlers, children, and students with disabilities served under IDEA Part C and Part B. The most recent data the report presents represent the reporting periods associated with fall 2016 or school year 2015-16. Where the report presents trend data for certain exhibits, the oldest data are associated with fall 2007 or 2006-07.
Download 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 Environments data files for children ages 3–5 (FS089) and students ages 6–21 (FS002) prior to submitting them to the EDFacts Submission System or ESS.