IDC Sponsored Event BadgeTuesday, August 22, 2017 · 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Virtual Interactive Meeting on Significant Disproportionality

  • Online Event
  • Webinar
  • IDC-Sponsored Event
As the lead TA center for significant disproportionality, IDC hosted a VIM on Significant Disproportionality and CCEIS. This online event gave state participants opportunities to actively engage with each other and IDC content experts in learning about these topics. During the VIM, states will self-select topics that they want to explore further with other states through Peer-to-Peer Exchanges that IDC will facilitate.

IDC has designed the interactive Peer-to-Peer Exchanges in the spirit of virtual open space meetings. We will invite states to discuss topics of common interest with other states through sharing successes and challenges and to work together to create potential solutions.

During the Peer-to-Peer Exchanges, states can delve more deeply into
  • Engaging Stakeholders in Setting and Implementing a Standard Methodology;
  • Exploring Factors Contributing to Significant Disproportionality; and
  • Implementing CCEIS.


  • Part B
  • Disproportionality and Success Gaps


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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 .