IDC Sponsored Event BadgeTuesday, August 15, 2017 · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Back-to-Basics on Part B Graduation and Dropout Rates—What You Need to Know About Indicators B1 and B2

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
This webinar continued IDC's Back-to-Basics Webinar Series for new Part B state staff, staff with new indicator responsibilities, and those who want a refresher on ins-and-outs of the SPP/APR indicators and related Section 618 data collections. The webinar focused on beginning level information on Indicator B1 (Graduation Rates) and B2 (Dropout Rates), including a review of the indicators’ specific criteria and data sources; steps and calculations required to collect, analyze, and report Indicator B1 and Indicator B2 data; and any differences or similarities between Indicators B1 and B2 and the other indicators, as well.

Expected outcomes of the webinar were that participants would gain a better understanding of Indicator B1 and Indicator B2 requirements to ensure high-quality data for SPP/APR reporting and increased knowledge about available resources and supports for understanding and reporting Indicator B1 and Indicator B2 data.


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


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    Beth HarrisonGreetings! I am excited and honored to be a part of IDC. I am currently Principal Investigator of three initiatives at the Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky (HDI/UK): the Kentucky’s Post School Outcome Center (KyPSO), the national Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) project, and development of College and Career Readiness accountability and instructional models for youth with significant cognitive disabilities. I have many years of experience working with the secondary transition performance indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14 in regard to data collection, sharing, and use.
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    Lee Anne SulzbergerBefore joining Westat (Rockville) and the IDEA Data Center I worked for the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at the College of William & Mary. I used my knowledge of special education, multi-tiered support systems, and systems change to provide technical assistance to teachers, administrators, and support staff serving students with disabilities in grades K through 12. While at TTAC W&M I was also a regional coordinator for a VDOE project that focuses on increasing student involvement and leadership in their IEP development, providing leadership opportunities for students with disabilities, and helping families support the development of their student’s self-determination skills.