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2022 Annual CASE Conference
This year's Council of Administrators of Special Education conference--Facing the Future Together--will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Join IDC's own Rachel Wilkinson and Joanna Bivins for Demystifying Root Cause Analysis, Fred Edora and Sarah Walters for Game On! Using Gamification To Actively Engage Stakeholders with Data, and Tom Munk and Lee Anne Sulzberger for Addressing Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity Using the IDEA Data's Center's Success Gaps Toolkit.
2022 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference: Leadership, Equity, Impact
The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), in collaboration with its early childhood technical assistance center partners, will host its 2022 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) national conference on August 23–25, 2022. Join IDC's Sarah Walters and Amy Bitterman for Exploring Early Childhood Equity: Digging Into Root Cause(s) of Success Gaps and Vera Stroup-Rentier and Rachel Wilkinson for Getting Real About Preschool Inclusion Data: Better Data for Better Decisions.
2022 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference
This virtual event--sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES)--will update attendees on federal and national activities that affect data collection and reporting, as well as information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. Join us for Reviewing Your IDEA EDFacts Files: There's a Tool for That, presented by Terry Long and Chris Thacker, and Picture This! Communicate Your SPP/APR Data With the New and Improved Part B Indicator Data Display, presented by Dan Mello and Laura Johnson.
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.
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.
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.
CADRE's 9th National Symposium - Planting Seeds: Growing an Inclusive and Informed CommunityCADRE will convene its 9th National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, Planting Seeds: Growing an Inclusive and Informed Community, October 26-28, 2022. The event will take place in Denver, Colorado. Symposium participants will include Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) staff, state dispute resolution coordinators, directors of special education, dispute resolution practitioners, researchers, parent advocates, attorneys, educators, service providers, and parents.