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Just Launched - 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.

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Indicators 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 Now Added!

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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Slides and Recording are Now Posted!

Check out the posted slides and recording for the Increasing Your State’s Capacity to Share Your Data Effectively webinar.

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Interactive Institutes 2018

Check out the new Interactive Institutes page to view session presentations and handouts. View the videos on the page to hear from Part B state teams about the value of the 2018 Interactive Institutes.

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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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Comprehensive Tools and Products Lists

Want to see a full listing of all Part B and Part C resources in one place? Click the link below to get downloadable catalogs of all IDC comprehensive resources with descriptions.

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Interactive Institutes 2018

Check out the new Interactive Institutes page to view session presentations and handouts. View the videos on the page to hear from Part B state teams about the value of the 2018 Interactive Institutes.

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Just Launched - Making the Most of Parent Involvement Data Toolkit

The Making the Most of Parent Involvement Data Toolkit assist states as they plan for and carry out their efforts to collect, report, and use high-quality parent and family involvement data.

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Just Launched - The Interactive Public Reporting Engine
Indicators 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 Now Added!
Slides and Recording are Now Posted!
Interactive Institutes 2018
Why, What, Who, and HOW: Improving State Reporting of Local Performance
Comprehensive Tools and Products Lists
Interactive Institutes 2018
Just Launched - Making the Most of Parent Involvement Data Toolkit

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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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.

  • The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale

  • The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data

  • Incorporating Business Rules into State Data Systems

  • The Story of Data: A Special Education Tale

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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?

    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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