IDC Sponsored Event BadgeThursday, February 23, 2017 · 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Part C IDEA 618 Data Processes Toolkit—What It Is and How You Can Use It

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
This webinar, intended for Part C Data Managers, Part C Coordinators, Lead Agency Administrators, and other Part C state staff, introduced the  Part C IDEA 618 Data Processes Toolkit. Presenters discussed the toolkit and why it is important to document the processes used to gather and report required IDEA Section 618 data. Participants learned how they can work with IDC TA staff to complete the data processes documentation and how documenting the processes can simplify future work and help improve quality and consistency of their data over time.


  • 618 Data
  • Part C
  • Data Governance


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    Tony RuggieroMr. Tony Ruggiero is an Educational Analyst at Applied Engineering Management. He received his M.A. in Applied Social Research from West Virginia University. Mr. Ruggiero has seventeen years’ experience in the public and non-profit sectors in data management, data collection, and reporting and analysis in education and health. He has served as data manager for the Delaware Department of Education with both the Early Development and Learning Resources (EDLR) and K12 School Improvement work groups. As the data manager for EDLR he provided technical support for data collection, data cleaning, reporting, and analysis for IDEA Part B 619, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Parents as Teachers. Mr. Ruggiero also led a team which developed, implemented, and monitored the population based Delaware Early Childhood Workforce Survey. He has a history of involvement in state and national committees and work groups, such as Delaware KIDS Count, Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Transition in Sanctions, and the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS).
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    Sarah WaltersSarah Walters is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she earned a Bachelor of Social Welfare degree and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). She has a variety of experiences in the field of early childhood and early intervention. Currently she is a TA Specialist for the IDEA Data Center. Sarah is the former Part C coordinator for the State of Kansas. She has worked as both a direct service provider to families who have infants and toddlers with disabilities and as and school special education administrator. She worked at the Head Start Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities in Region VII as an Infant Toddler Specialist, and as a training and technical assistance specialist to Part C programs in Kansas. Sarah was a learning coach with the SpecialQuest program and consultant for the National Head Start Family Literacy Center. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) with her husband of 21 years, Gary, 12-year-old son, Sam, and 8-year-old son, Ben.
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    Lindsay WiseAs a member of the Rockville- based Westat team, I serve as the Part B State Liaison for North Dakota and Montana, as well as the TA Tracker Data Manager. I am also a member of the Data Manager Support and the Public Reporting Workgroups. I previously worked as an analyst at the EDFacts Partner Support Center where I gained knowledge of EDFacts systems and the IDEA 618 data collection. I am also involved with the Center for Integration of IDEA Data (CIID).