IDC Sponsored Event BadgeThursday, October 26, 2017 · 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Back-to-Basics on the IDEA Section 618 Part C Data Collections—What You Need to Know About Collecting and Reporting Your Part C 618 State Data

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
This webinar continues IDC’s Back-to-Basics Webinar Series for new Part C state staff, staff with new Part C data collection responsibilities using the federal data systems, and those who want a refresher on ins-and-outs of the data collections. The webinar will focus on beginning level foundational information about the data collections, such as required elements, timelines for submissions and resubmissions, how to submit the data and amend initial submissions, OSEP Data Quality Reports, and key terms. The webinar will also discuss related federal data systems, such as  The EDFacts Initiative, EMAPS (EDFacts Metadata and Process System), Partner Support Center (PSC), and GRADS360°, and will highlight available resources.

Expected outcomes of the webinar are that participants will better understand the IDEA Section 618 Part C data collections; the role of related federal data systems in reporting Part C data; and available support systems and related resources to improve the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of their state Part C data submissions.


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


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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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    Danielle CrainI work for Westat, but I am based in Richmond, VA. Since joining Westat in 2006, I have worked on providing TA around the IDEA 618 data collections. Prior to my work on the IDEA Data Center, I worked on the Data Accountability Center.
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    Amy BittermanAs a Research Analyst at Westat, I've worked on a number of special education studies including the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) and Design and IDEA-related Analyses for the National Assessment (DIANA). I also worked on DAC, specifically in the area of disproportionality. I have experience in survey design and development as well as data collection and analysis..