Slides and Recording Are Now Posted!
Check out the slides and recording of our recent VIM on What Else Can Your IDEA Data Tell You? Making the Most of the Data You Have.
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.
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 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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The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale
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The Latest Updates from IDC
The Winter 2019 IDC newsletter announces the launch of IDC’s newest Virtual Interactive Meeting (VIM), What Else Can Your IDEA Data Tell You? Making the Most of the Data You Have and the release of a new tool, the Business Rules Documentation Protocol. Readers will also learn about Colorado Part B’s revision of its parent survey and find out how a cross-center technical assistance team supported Florida Part C staff with their State Systemic Improvement Plan.
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.
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.