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Interactive Institute 2022
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Low Preschool Inclusion Rates: A Problem of Practice or Bad Data?
SPP/APR Indicator 6A data have not budged in decades. Is it true that there hasn’t been progress on inclusion for preschoolers with disabilities or are data quality issues preventing us from seeing progress? Join us to explore solutions to promote high-quality preschool inclusion practices and methods to improve data quality for indicator 6A. We will dig deeper to understand the relationship between inclusion, placement practices, and quality data collection.
Working Better Together: Sustaining Diverse Stakeholder Engagement
Join this webinar to learn state strategies for recruiting stakeholders including parents, sustaining their interest, and working effectively with them to improve outcomes for children and youth with disabilities and their families.
Including Results Data in General Supervision Systems
This IDEA Data Center (IDC) and National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) joint webinar focused on learning from states that are working to meaningfully include student results or outcomes data in their general supervision systems. Presenters shared “lessons learned” from state work, including both important considerations for states that are in the planning stages, as well as for those actively engaged in centering results data in their accountability and support systems. Participants also heard how states can integrate data use as part of their general supervision system.
Tips for Success: Writing an Effective FFY 2020 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report
IDC staff guided states through writing a comprehensive and accurate FFY 2020 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR), including Indicator 17 (State Systemic Improvement Plan). Presenters highlighted OSEP guidance, shared key points to keep in mind while writing, and provided examples of common writing and reporting challenges and potential solutions. Webinar participants shared their ideas and approaches to writing their reports.
Significant Disproportionality Summit
During our first Significant Disproportionality Summit on November 9 and 10, 2021, IDC brought states and districts together to discuss strategies, processes, and infrastructures related to significant disproportionality. The Summit included a keynote session followed by six plenary sessions focused on topics such as cultivating robust stakeholder teams, conducting root cause analysis, addressing different types of disproportionality, and evaluating improvement strategies. For each session, we present the session title and description, the recorded video, and the link to the PowerPoint slides.
Improving Indicator 6 Data Quality to Reflect Inclusive Practices
IDC and staff from the state of Washington held a discussion on improving Indicator 6 data quality. IDC provided an overview of 618 Child Count and Educational Environments data and Indicator 6. Washington state staff described the coaching they provided to regional and district staff to help them better understand, improve, and use Indicator 6 data to promote more inclusive educational environments for preschoolers with disabilities. These efforts have created changes at both the system and district levels.