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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.