IDC Sponsored Event BadgeThursday, August 24, 2017 · 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Back-to-Basics on Part C Child and Family Outcomes—What You Need to Know About Indicators C3 and C4

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
This webinar continued IDC's Back-to-Basics Webinar Series for new Part C 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 C3 (Child Outcomes) and C4 (Family Outcomes), including a review of the indicators’ specific criteria and data sources; steps and calculations required to collect, analyze, and report Indicator C3 and Indicator C4 data; and tips and cautions to consider when preparing data for these indicators.

Expected outcomes of the webinar were that participants would gain a better understanding of Indicator C3 and Indicator C4 requirements to ensure high-quality data for SPP/APR reporting and increased knowledge about available resources and supports for understanding and reporting Indicator C3 and Indicator C4 data.


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


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    Debbie CateDebbie Cate is a technical assistance (TA) specialist with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Debbie has extensive experience in supporting children with disabilities, their families and state systems at national, state and local levels. In previous roles she has served as a State Department of Education consultant, 619 coordinator, as an elementary special education teacher and diagnostician. Currently, Debbie works with The IDEA Data Center (IDC), the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) and provides support to the North Carolina Early Learning Network.
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    Siobhan ColganI am based in beautiful Carrboro, NC at the FPG Child Development Institute. I share my time between IDC and DaSy (The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems). Prior to these two projects, I worked with the Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) Center and NECTAC, along with a number of other early childhood research projects here at FPG. I am particularly interested in early childhood development, child and family outcomes, and including families in our work with children with disabilities. Although I am immersed in the early childhood realm, in my past I have also worked with many older children, adolescents and adults with disabilities in schools, group residential, and home- and community-based settings, which helps me keep the life-cycle perspective. My educational background brings together psychology, social work, public health, and early childhood education, all with a side of using data! I am looking forward to an exciting next several years working with many of you.
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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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    Vera Stroup-RentierI am a full-time Westat employee assigned to IDC. I will be a Part C State Liaison serving several states and working on tools, products, and webinars. I came from the Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team at the Kansas State Department of Education. I have my Ph.D. in Special Education-Families and Disability Policy from the University of Kansas. I have a strong Part C background and have worked with such early childhood experts as Juliann Woods, Dathan Rush, and M’Lisa Shelden. In addition, I have work experience in 619 and hope to strengthen IDC’s capacity for responding to the full continuum of early childhood needs across states.