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June Task List for Data Managers—Use the IDC 618 Data Collection Calendar

Be sure to check the 618 Data Collection Calendar each month to create your task list for the month...

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The Rates, They Are A-Changin’

Bob Dylan probably didn’t know much about graduation rates or dropout rates, but we do! Let IDC help...

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New Resource for Indicators 1 and 2

We just launched this new IDC resource which focuses on recent changes in the data sources and...

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New Resource to Support Statewide Assessment, Indicator 3

This new IDC resource describes new reporting requirements and measurement changes to Part B SPP/APR...

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New IDC Resource—Graduation Rate (Indicator 1) and Dropout Rate (Indicator 2) Calculator

This tool caluclates graduation and dropout rates using the 618 Exiting data, as OSEP will require...

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New IDC Resource—Parent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness for Indicator B8

Parent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness for Indicator B8 provides...

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Updated IDC EDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic

The EDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic provides basic information about the EDFacts file...

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My favorite part of working with states is becoming immersed in the context that is unique to each individual state, including getting to know its people and developing lasting relationships. These relationships form the foundation of successful work in pursuit of high-quality IDEA data.

— Hadley Moore
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Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education

The Educational Equity Summit Series will launch virtually with the first event on June 22nd and will focus on how, as schools and campuses continue to reopen and welcome students back for in-person instruction, they must not return to the status quo. The first installment of the series will explore how schools and communities can reimagine our school systems so that every student has a voice in their school and classroom, particularly students from underserved communities, including communities of color, students with disabilities, and multilingual learners. The event will also feature discussions on how all students can access a high-quality education responsive to their needs, and how schools can create more culturally and linguistically responsive and inclusive learning environments for all students. The first installment will feature remarks from Department leaders, panel discussions focused on evidence-based practices and promising strategies for building equitable and inclusive environments in our schools, and insights from leaders working to make equitable and inclusive schools a reality. Participants include Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten, Dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education Pedro Noguera, 2021 School Counselor of the Year Olivia Carter, and others. Interested participants can register to attend the Summit here.

Read the full Press Release here.

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OSEP Announces New Fast Fact

OSEP is pleased to release a new Fast Fact on School aged children 5 (in kindergarten) through 21 Served under Part B, Section 618 of the IDEA along with a new supplemental tool, Hand In Hand, which is intended to be used alongside the new OSEP Fast Fact.   
 
Highlights from OSEP Fast Facts: School aged children 5 (in kindergarten) through 21 Served under Part B,  of the IDEA

  • Since 2012, the number of children, ages 5 (in kindergarten) through 21, served under IDEA, Part B, has increased by more than half a million students (738,154) or more than 12%.
  • The percent of the population, ages 6 through 21, served under IDEA Part B is 9.86%.  The percentages in States range from 7.92% to 13.9%.  
  • The top three disability categories reported for children, ages 5 (in kindergarten) through 21, served under IDEA, Part B are specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, and other health impairment. 

 
For the Hand In Hand supplemental tool, each display in the Fast Fact on School aged children 5 (in kindergarten) through 21 Served under Part B, Section 618 of the IDEA is presented with critical questions to allow parents and other stakeholders to engage with the materials. Throughout the Hand In Hand resource, look for hands highlighting further reading on the topics. 
 
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.
 
Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

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OSEP Released New Maintenance of Financial Guidance

OSEP posted a revised version of the Process and Criteria Used to Evaluate a Request by States to Waive Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) document. This document provides guidance to SEAs on the factors the Department considers when reviewing requests for waivers of the maintenance of State financial support requirement under Part B of the IDEA. This document replaces the Department’s June 2010 version of this guidance.  To learn more, click here.

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Press Release—U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year.

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Press Release—U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools

To reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and maximize the amount of in-person instruction, schools need sufficient resources as well as adhered-to, strong state and local public health measures. Extraordinary efforts by states, districts, and schools have been underway to support students throughout the pandemic.

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2020-2025 SPP/APR Package Now Available

OSEP released the APR Information Collection Package (Federal Fiscal Years 2020–2025 SPP/APR Package, Due 2022).      

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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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