IDC Sponsored Event BadgeTuesday, May 23, 2017 · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Back-to-Basics on Part B Suspension and Expulsion—What You Need to Know About Indicator B4

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
This webinar launched IDC's Back-to-Basics Webinar Series for new Part B state staff, staff with new indicator responsibilities, and those who wanted a refresher on the ins-and-outs of the SPP/APR indicators and related Section 618 data collections. The webinar focused on beginning level information on Indicator B4 (Suspensions and Expulsions), including a review of B4's specific criteria and data sources; steps and calculations required to collect, analyze, and report Indicator B4 data; and any differences or similarities between Indicator B4 and the other indicators.

Expected outcomes for this webinar were that the participants would have a better understanding of Indicator B4 requirements to ensure high-quality data for SPP/APR reporting and increased knowledge about available resources and supports for understanding and reporting Indicator B4 data.


  • Part B
  • State Performance Plan - SPP and Annual Performance Report - APR


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    Julie BollmerI work out of Westat's Rockville, Maryland offices, where I am a Senior Study Director in the Education studies group. My research areas and interests primarily have focused on children with disabilities, special education policy, and issues related to the mental health of adults and children. Some of the projects I have worked on include the Data Accountability Center, the National Evaluation of the TA&D Centers, and the Mental Health Treatment Study. Throughout my career, I have provided TA to states and others on racial/ethnic disproportionality in the identification, placement, and discipline of students with disabilities. I have also provided TA on English Learners through my work on the Data Quality Initiative.
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    Nancy O'HaraNancy has been in education for more than 30 years, working as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, a grant writer and implementer, a TA provider and as a state administrator. Nancy worked with Georgia State University for ten years on federal grants on post-secondary transition. She is the former Georgia Director for Special Education and as such worked across divisions within the state department to effect positive improvement for all students, including students with disabilities. Nancy was the convener of the Regional Resource Center Program’s priority team on Disproportionality as well as a member of the General Supervision and Fiscal priority teams. She is a technical assistance coordinator for the Mid-South Regional Resource Center (MSRRC), providing services and resources to the 9 states in the Mid-South Region regarding the implementation of IDEA and improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities .