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Meet the Center

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the IDEA Data Center (IDC) supports states as they work to improve the collection and reporting of their IDEA data and as they analyze and use these data to make programmatic improvements.

Our Values

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    We are partnership focused.

    We base our approach to the delivery of services around the development and maintenance of strong relationships with states. Through these relationships, our highly skilled technical assistance providers deliver effective services and products that engage existing and emerging state needs.

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    We understand.

    We know that state departments of special education can be challenged by shifting federal and state landscapes and frequent staff turnover, and we appreciate that states require individualized supports to effectively implement needed changes while fulfilling current responsibilities.

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    We prioritize innovative yet practical solutions.

    We create and share practical and easy-to-use solutions that streamline processes and build states’ capacity to address complex data issues. We share these solutions in our individualized work with state teams as well as in small, interactive groups, such as our peer-to-peer exchanges and hands-on learning academies and, more broadly, through our national institutes, webinars, state-of-the-art website, and social media outreach efforts.

We are very excited about the IDEA Data Center and its efforts to support states in collecting, reporting, analyzing and using high-quality data to determine how best to improve results for children with disabilities.

— Richelle Davis

Our Partners

Westat is proud to partner with the following organizations to implement the IDEA Data Center.

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Contact Us

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