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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.
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.
Norms of Collaboration: Strategies for Working Together Effectively in Person and Virtually
Following the norms of collaboration for working in groups can help groups accomplish their goals more effectively. Attending to the norms of collaboration takes on even greater importance as, more than ever, group members are working together in virtual environments. Norms of collaboration include behaviors such as pausing, paraphrasing, putting inquiry at the center, probing for specificity, putting ideas on the table, paying attention to self and others and presuming positive intentions. This IDC professional development experience helped attendees learn more about the norms of collaboration; how they can contribute to positive, productive group dynamics; and ways to apply the norms when working both in-person and virtually with others.
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.
Root Cause Analysis: Using Data to Improve Students' Outcomes
This webinar helped states and local education agencies (LEAs) learn how to use root cause analysis to analyze their 616 and 618 data and use the results to improve student outcomes. States and LEAs should conduct a root cause analysis when these data show that some groups of students are succeeding at lower rates than other groups are. Presenters discussed how to perform a successful root cause analysis in order to identify why performance or achievement gaps are happening and prevent them from reoccurring. Staff from the South Carolina Department of Education presented on the state’s use of the IDC Success Gaps Toolkit for root cause analysis with LEAs and the solutions the LEAs implemented as a result of their analyses.
Save the Date: EDFacts Modernization Webinar
The Department of Education would like you to save the date for an upcoming webinar that will provide an update on EDFactsmodernization efforts. Scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET, the event will deliver a presentation on Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) and display the new data quality application, EDPass, to attendees.
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.