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The Success Gaps Toolkit supports use of the Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps White Paperand Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps Indicators of Success Rubric. The toolkit also includes many other materials and resources to assist a school or district to conduct a root cause analysis and make a plan for reducing success gaps. Materials included are:
- Videos that define and give examples of success gaps;
- Customizable process and meeting agendas;
- Customizable presentation shell for each meeting; and
- Other support materials such as improvement planning forms, meeting evaluation forms, reading materials to use with teams, and other success gaps presentations or stories.
618 Data, Part B, Disproportionality and Success Gaps
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OSEP Project Directors' Conference
Many schools and districts have been identified as low performing or disproportionate because of disparities between subgroups on a variety of success measures. Other schools and districts are proactively trying to address identified success gaps. Presenters from IDC demonstrated IDC's Success Gaps Toolkit that can help schools and districts 1) prepare all of their students for success in college and careers by addressing success gaps, 2) collect and use quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of root-cause analysis of those success gaps, and 3) focus attention on those root causes for the benefit of children and students in the lowest performing subgroups.
618 Data, Disproportionality and Success Gaps
OSEP Project Directors' Conference , August 1–3, 2016
In this large group panel session, staff from IDC and PBIS described their work in building capacity for and assessing state and district implementation of early intervention and special education practices. Presenters also discussed how they proceeded with evaluating the work of building capacity in selected sites. After each project presentation, a state or district professional from a selected site discussed the opportunities and challenges they experienced in building and evaluating capacity and the valuable lessons they learned.
The Foundations for IDEA Fiscal Management Webinar provides a basic introduction to the IDEA fiscal requirements.
Fiscal, Part B, 618 Data
IDC presents 618 Data Pre-submission Edit Check Tools for assisting states prepare their Part C and Part B data submissions. States can use the tools to identify potential edit check errors or errors in subtotals or totals prior to submitting the data to OSEP. Several of the tools are updated versions of the DTS originally published by (DAC), and this resource includes a zip file of 508 accessible versions of those tools. The MOE and CEIS Pre-submission Edit Check tool developed by IDC and CIFR is new.
618 Data, Part B, Part C
The Reporting Educational Environments toolkit provides training and technical assistance resources to assist states in accurately reporting Educational Environments data for children ages 3-5 with disabilities as required for the OSEP Child Count and SPP/APR Indicator 6. States can use the toolkit materials as “stand-alone” guides or as a set.
Public Reporting of IDEA Data, State Performance Plan - SPP and Annual Performance Report - APR, Part B - 619, 618 Data
IDC's EDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic provides basic information about the six EDFacts files used to submit IDEA discipline data to the U.S. Department of Education.
Part B, 618 Data
OSEP offers a website that publicly reports state-level IDEA Section 618 data and provides documentation associated with the data.
- IDEA Section 618 current and historical data files;
- Data Documentation Files about data elements and format of the files;
- Related data notes; and
- Links to other sites for data and information on children with disabilities.