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OSEP's Leadership and Project Directors’ Conference
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) will hold its virtual Leadership and Project Directors’ Conference during the week of July 18, 2022, and IDC will be there. Join us for Make Data More Accessible: IDC’s Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard presented by Fred Edora and Laura Johnson and Who Didn’t Respond? Analyzing Nonresponse Bias in Survey Data presented by Tamara Nimkoff and Ben Schneider. And don't miss Rachel Wilkinson as part of OSEP's panel presentation on EDFact modernization. More information about the conference, as well as a preliminary agenda, can be found here.
National Research Conference on Early Childhood 2022
This 3-day event presents the latest research about Head Start, Early Head Start, child care, home visiting, child welfare, special education, pre-kindergarten, early elementary, and other early childhood programs. Conference features include plenary sessions, symposia, poster symposia, poster sessions, and informal events.
Interactive Institute 2022
Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more information about session registration.
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.