Building Capacity for High-Quality IDEA DataIDC provides technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, and analyzing 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 tool provides an overview of the public reporting requirements for IDEA Section 618 and processes for fulfilling the requirements. The tool annotates Section 618 legislation to name relevant data collections, file specifications documents, and user guides. Through a question-and-answer format, the tool highlights common processes and critical considerations to complete the requirements and points to external resources for further support.
618, Confidentiality, EDFacts, Privacy, Public Reporting, Publication, Requirements, Suppression, Timeline
Find Your State Liaison
Use our interactive map to find your IDC Part B and Part C state liaisons.Show Me
New Website for Public IDEA Data
New U.S. Department of Education website offers current and historical IDEA Section 618 data and related data products.Access Public IDEA Data