Back-to-Basics on IDEA Data Notes

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This webinar focused on the process for writing and submitting IDEA data notes through the annual Data Quality Review process when OSEP indicates that data notes and/or data resubmission are necessary. Presenters discussed best practices for writing data notes and the steps to follow to submit the data notes in OMB Max. Presenters explored what the OSEP data quality reports reveal about the quality of a state’s IDEA data and how states can use the reports to improve the quality of their IDEA data submission. The webinar focused on beginning level information for Part B and Part C data managers, 619 coordinators, EDFacts coordinators, and related staff who are new to their positions, have new assignments related to responding to OSEP requests for data notes, or are interested in a refresher on the topic. Expected outcomes of the webinar were that participants will gain a better understanding of the process of reviewing and responding to OSEP data quality reports, resources for writing and submitting data notes, and how to use the information in the data quality reports to ensure high-quality IDEA data.