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Did your state receive OSEP comments for Indicator 4 in the FFY2021 SPP/APR submission? An increased focus on significant discrepancies in discipline not only challenges states to examine Indicator 4 but also makes the importance of attending to basics apparent. Understanding concepts like comparison group, calculation method, minimum cell and n-sizes, and threshold is prerequisite before a state examines “reasonably designed methodology” for Indicator 4. Join us to discuss these topics and more!Read More
Leading a dance is a lot of responsibility. Similarly, even for experienced practitioners, the pace and rhythm of incoming data can feel a lot like a complex and delicate dance. For stakeholders, it can be positively overwhelming, leading to confusion, frustration, and a lack of engagement. In the first of this two-part A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman learns more about how North Carolina is trying to be a good dance partner to its stakeholders.Read More
The SPP/APR Target Setting Toolkit is a series of eight Excel workbooks designed to assist states as they set targets for their State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). Each tool presents five different target setting methodologies that states can use to develop, discuss, and, ultimately, set measurable and rigorous targets, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).Read More
Are you ready for EDFacts modernization? Help ensure a smooth transition to using EDPass to submit your 618 data collections with this series of guided questions designed to help you conduct a review of your state’s data processes.Read More
Attention: Get ready to join us June 6–7 in the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina, for the IDC 2023 Interactive Institute. There, we'll take the next steps on our journey to build and sustain a culture of high-quality data. Mark your calendars and prepare to become data quality influencer royalty!Read More
Flustered by EDFacts? Mystified by modernization? If so, this episode of A Date with Data is for you. Join host Amy Bitterman as she sits down with IDC’s own Audrey Rudick to talk about the facts, the EDFacts that is. Audrey gives listeners a broad overview all things EDFacts modernization, including what it is, what’s about to change, and what’s ahead with the upcoming EDPass system. Join us, and by the end of the program, all you'll know are the facts.Read More
The gameplan: A state department of education wishes to take on the challenge of significant disproportionality in its districts. They draw it up on the board and are ready to hit the court. But key to every all-star team are role-players, team members ready and able to lend a hand at just the right moment to help ensure a big win. That’s where IDC comes in to play.Read More
The purpose of this resource is to unpack Part B SPP/APR Indicator 3D to better understand how to use Indicator 3D results to improve outcomes for all children with IEPs. This resource guides the reader through Indicator 3D, including how to calculate it; information on the setting/resetting of its baselines and targets; and considerations when analyzing, reporting, and using Indicator 3D data.Read More
Our 2022 IDC Interactive Institutes were bigger and better than ever, offering states a chance to take part in innovative, engaging, and highly interactive learning about proven practices to improve data collection, reporting, analysis, and use. Nor does the good news end there! The presentation slides and related resources from those events are now available on this very website. Click the link below to see it all for yourself.Read More
You may have heard that the EDFacts Information Collection Package for SY2022–23, 2023–24, and 2024–25 is now available. You may even have already begun to explore everything it has to offer. Or maybe, just maybe, you may now be wondering where to begin. Where indeed? The answer to that question is to first familiarize yourself with what has changed, including Section 618 data technical corrections, revisions to data collection categories, and the addition of some brand-new elements to the collections.Read More
This interactive resource guides states through 10 key questions they should ask themselves as they build their stakeholder engagement plans. Each question offers detailed options to consider that will assist states in preparing to describe their engagement activities in their SPPs/APRs.Read More
States developing Indicator 17 SSIPs are required to identify data quality issues in their SPPs/APRs, and this checklist can help. Your state can use it to identify and address data quality issues and avoid the potential consequences of failing to do so.Read More
It’s so rewarding working with educators dedicated to bringing the spirit of IDEA alive through work at the state and local education levels. I’m always honored to be a small part of this important effort on behalf of students with disabilities across the country.
On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) sent a letter to its state and local partners reiterating its commitment to ensuring children with disabilities and their families have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the 2021-2022 school year.
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OSEP released a new OSEP Fast Facts: Race and Ethnicity of Children with Disabilities Served under IDEA Part B and new supplemental tool, Hand In Hand. This tool explores IDEA, Section 618 data with the specific lens on race and ethnicity. OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.
Click here to read the new OSEP Fast Facts and check out the new tool here.
Here's what's happening in the next few months.