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Additional Guidance on Data for Calculating Significant Disproportionality

OSEP has clarified guidance regarding the data sources for states to examine populations age 3– 21...

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The Interactive Institutes 2020 Page

The Interactive Institutes 2020 – Building and Sustaining a Culture of High-Quality Data page...

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From Compliance to Continuous Improvement: Creating a Culture of High-Quality Data

Effective data use is about more than just having the right data. It requires an intentional culture...

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Supporting Student Success: A Key Role for Special Education Data

Education data play many important roles, but none more significant than the role special education...

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OSEP Posts New Fast Facts Online

OSEP released two new OSEP Fast Facts that take a closer look at its IDEA 618 data on race and...

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New OSEP COVID-19 Questions and Answers Documents

OSEP released Questions and Answers (Q&A) documents in response to inquiries concerning...

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Equity Requirements in IDEA

The Equity Requirements in IDEA details key areas such as methodology, data sources, and reporting considerations for each of the three equity requirements.

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Data Sources for Calculating Significant Disproportionality

The Data Sources for Calculating Significant Disproportionality provides a summary of the data states need to calculate significant disproportionality in the areas of identification, placement, and discipline. 

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Significant Disproportionality Protocol

The Significant Disproportionality Protocol allows states to document all of their processes related to significant disproportionality to establish consistent and reliable practices and provide information to a variety of state staff (e.g., data staff, program staff, fiscal staff) who may be part of the process.

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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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Access Public IDEA Data

U.S. Department of Education website offers current and historical data and products.

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Interactive Public Reporting Engine

This tool provides an interactive way for states to meet federally mandated IDEA data public reporting requirements.

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