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Guides. Briefs. Toolkits. Quick reference information. IDC and its partners created these data quality resources to help states better prepare to address their existing or emerging IDEA data quality needs. Use our search and filtering tools to navigate the library.

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    LEA Data Processes Toolkit

    There is a continuous need for state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to collect and report comprehensive, high-quality data and ensure they report data accurately and in a timely fashion. The customizable IDC LEA Data Processes Toolkit is a new instrument that can improve decisionmaking about children and youth with disabilities by ensuring data are of high quality and processes are clearly defined and documented, while also providing data staff a map for documenting data processes within local districts.

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    Format: Quick Reference

    Navigating Uncharted Waters: Engaging Stakeholders in Part B Indicator 3 Baseline and Target Setting

    This customizable resource includes a PowerPoint template and presentation notes that provide states with an overview of the Part B SPP/APR reporting changes to Indicator 3, which addresses participation and performance of children with individualize education programs (IEPs) on statewide assessments. The resource reviews the new requirements related to stakeholders, particularly parents, in the SPP/APR and implications for Indicator 3 and shares strategies for engaging stakeholders in the optional baseline and required target setting processes. States are able to customize the information in the PowerPoint to reflect their own contexts and to meet the needs of different audiences.

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    Format: Guides and Briefs

    State Determinations of Local Education Agency (LEA) Performance

    This resource provides a summary of findings from 28 states’ publicly available LEA determinations processes. States can use this resource to learn more about the data elements, calculation methodologies, and determination category criteria these 28 states used for making LEA determinations. This information can be particularly valuable for those states considering revisions and updates to their own LEA determinations processes.

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    Format: Quick Reference

    SPP/APR Indicator Sampling Plan Checklist

    States are allowed to use sampling for collecting data for select Part B State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report indicators. Sampling can provide an effective means for targeting resources for data collection and improving data quality. However, there are important requirements that states must consider when designing and implementing their sampling plans. States can use this interactive self-assessment tool to determine whether their state’s sampling plan addresses Office of Special Education Programs sampling requirements for best practice and to identify action steps to improve their sampling procedures.

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    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    LEA EDFacts Edit Check and Data Display Tools

    The LEA EDFacts Edit Check and Data Display Tools allow states to identify potential business rule errors or errors in category sets, subtotals, or totals prior to submitting the data to OSEP via the EDFacts Submission System. The tool also provides states with user-friendly data summaries.

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    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Building Your SPP/APR Stakeholder Engagement Plan: 10 Essential Questions

    Building Your SPP/APR Stakeholder Engagement Plan: 10 Essential Questions can help states develop and report on authentic and broad stakeholder engagement as required in the FFY 2020–2025 SPP/APR. This interactive resource guides states through 10 key questions they should be asking themselves as they build their stakeholder engagement plans. Each question provides detailed options to consider that will assist states in preparing to describe their engagement activities in their SPPs/APRs.

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    Format: Toolkits

    Preschool Environments Toolkit

    The Preschool Environments Toolkit provides materials and resources to help state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) collect, report, analyze, and use preschool environments data. State Part B data managers, 619 coordinators, local 619 personnel, technical assistance providers, and other interested parties can use the toolkit to help them report Educational Environments data for children ages 3 through 5 with disabilities enrolled in preschool and receiving services under Part B of IDEA. The toolkit includes materials related to IDEA Section 618 federal reporting requirements and populating Part B SPP/APR Indicator 6, and it offers a Preschool Environments Calculator and Data Analysis Tool to help states calculate and analyze Indicator 6 preschool educational environments data.