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