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A “How-To” Webinar: Setting SPP/APR Targets
According to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), all states must set targets for the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) indicators through FFY 2019. During this webinar, an IDC TA provider first detailed the requirements for SPP/APR targets. Then, the TA provider described specific methods states can use to set their targets. The webinar concluded with a discussion among state participants about strategies they have used to involve stakeholders in the target setting process.
Blueprint for Success: Using Your Theory of Action to Guide SSIP Implementation and Evaluation
IDC presented Blueprint for Success: Using Your Theory of Action to Guide SSIP Implementation and Evaluation. State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs) are multi-year efforts to improve results for children and youth with disabilities. This webinar emphasized the role of the SSIP theory of action in guiding implementation and evaluation activities throughout the cycle of the SSIP. Participants learned how to review their SSIP activities and theory of action to ensure continued alignment and improve the likelihood of positive results. Presenters shared key IDC resources available to support states in their SSIP evaluation work. Intended audiences include SSIP Coordinators, State Directors of Special Education, and other relevant state staff.
Best Practices in the Public Reporting and Visualization of IDEA Data
This webinar focused on best practices for public reporting of IDEA data and important questions for states to consider when planning visualizations of their data. Participants heard from state staff who demonstrated key features of their states’ IDEA public reporting portals and how their states developed them, as well as the successes and challenges the states experienced with the work.
What’s on the Horizon? Acting Now to Implement the New SPP/APR Changes
Join our knowledgeable IDC staff, Nancy O’Hara and Chris Thacker, as they guide you through the changes to the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) collection that will establish a new 6-year cycle for collecting and reporting IDEA data. The presenters explained the new requirements and shared implications for data collection, analysis, and use. A state speaker shared strategies their state is implementing now to meet the new requirements and ensure the state will have high-quality data for reporting for the FFY 2020 SPP/APR. This interactive webinar provided an opportunity for states to contribute their ideas and planned strategies to prepare for their SPP/APR due in 2022.
New SPP/APR Stakeholder Engagement and Data Requirements
IDC’s October webinar focused on two primary areas of change in the new SPP/APR package: Stakeholder Engagement and SPP/APR Data Requirements. Presenters helped states understand the new stakeholder engagement and data requirements and identify potential actions they can take to prepare for timely implementation of these changes. Presenters payed specific attention to data source changes for indicators 1, 5, 6, 13, and 14. In addition, participants heard state perspectives on how state staff are conceptualizing or implementing new approaches to meet the new requirements.
Writing an Effective FFY 2019 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report
Experienced IDC staff guided states through the process of State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report writing. Presenters detailed guidance OSEP provided for the reporting process and will draw upon their years of experience to provide helpful tips that have proven effective for other states. Participants learned about common issues or pitfalls in report writing and how to find solutions prior to submitting their reports. Presenters shared effective and complete writing samples along with less effective samples. Staff from North Carolina shared the state’s writing experiences and lessons learned.
Writing Your FFY 2019 SSIP: Continuity and Change
This webinar was designed for those who are new to the SSIP process as well as seasoned SSIP coordinators who would like to learn more about reporting options and requirements for the April 2021 SSIP submission. IDC staff discussed important content to include in the SSIP report, reporting options including a new optional template, and issues to consider when deciding on an optimal format for reporting. A state presenter shared the state’s FFY 2019 SSIP reporting plans, including steps the state will take to ensure that its SSIP report is useful for state decisionmaking and stakeholder engagement.