This Week's Webinar Reviews Section 618 Educational Environments, Ages 3-5, Reporting Clarifications
This June 21st webinar will feature OSEP's reporting clarifications on how states categorize children ages 3-5 within educational environments and how states can use IDC's B6 Data Reporting Tools: Educational Environments, Ages 3-5 resources to support their data collection and reporting efforts.
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IDC will host the Part C Data Managers’ Constituency Group pre-conference workshop at the August IDIO Conference. Make sure your conference registration includes the Part C Data Managers Meeting at 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday August 13th. Scroll down the conference registration page to mark the button for Part C Data Managers Meeting and get ready to join your colleagues for this important gathering.
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.
New Resource! 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.
Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard
Just Launched - The Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard! User-friendly data displays can help state staff effectively communicate complex IDEA data to stakeholders. Check out the Wizard!
Why, What, Who, and HOW: Improving State Reporting of Local Performance
This new toolkit provides an overview of public reporting of 616 data and also offers suggestions for ways to present that data.
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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
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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 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.
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 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.