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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.
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.
Let Your Data Guide You: Making Connections and Using Results From Part B Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14
Staff from IDC and the (NTACT:C) shared resources and discussed how they support states with Part B Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14. State co-presenters discussed how partnerships between data and program staff enhance the state’s work on these indicators. State staff shared strategies and lessons learned for translating high-quality data into effective data use to identify trends, support target setting, and select appropriate evidence-based practices as well as discussed how reviewing the results of these related indicators as a group can help improve understanding of the system and drive next steps.
The Changing Landscape of Indicator 3: Assessment and Engaging Stakeholders in Baseline and Target Setting
During this webinar, we reviewed the changes to Indicator 3 of the Part B SPP/APR and took a deep dive into how some states are preparing and working with stakeholders to set baselines and targets for the indicator. State panelists addressed data quality concerns due to COVID-19 closures and reopenings, as well as the 2021 testing flexibilities and how they affect setting baselines and targets. Speakers presented strategies for identifying diverse stakeholders and presenting complex data to help stakeholders understand the data. In addition, state panelists revealed their plans for working with stakeholders, including the data they plan to share with stakeholders, how they plan to present these data, what input they will ask for, and how they plan to document ongoing stakeholder input.
Setting Baselines and Targets in a World of Questionable Data Quality
All states are developing a new SPP/APR. They may consider new baselines, as appropriate, and must set targets for results indicators. This baseline and target setting will be complicated because states collected and reported the most recent SPP/APR data available during the COVID-19 school closures, which affected the completeness, accuracy, and quality of the data. With these issues in mind, IDC presenters shared considerations for determining baselines and strategies states may use to set targets for SPP/APR indicators. Two states took a dive into several SPP/APR indicators to share their plans for setting baselines and targets and engaging their stakeholders in the process.
Developing Your Stakeholder Engagement Plan for the New SPP/APR Package
This webinar provided an overview of the expanded stakeholder engagement requirements for the FFY 2020–2025 SPP/APRs. Presenters shared strategies for organizing and involving stakeholders in the development and implementation of their SPP/APRs. Webinar participants shared their ideas and approaches for developing a stakeholder engagement plan. Throughout the presentation, IDC staff highlighted helpful resources to support meaningfully involving stakeholders in decision making.