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.
Format: Quick ReferenceFrequently Used Terms and Acronyms
Do you confuse your OMB MAX for your EMAPS? Has your SLDS slid into your SSIP? If so, this list is for you. Keep the alphabet soup organized with our handy Frequently Used Acronyms and Terms resource, downloadable for your convenience.
Format: TrainingsOSEP Straight Talk
This OSEP Straight Talk plenary at IDC’s 2020 Interactive Institute in Fort Worth this past March presented information on how to access Coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Readiness Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center. The presentation offered a look at what’s new at OSEP and featured updates on major OSEP initiatives and work of OSEP’s Research to Practice and Monitoring and State Improvement Planning divisions. Participants learned about resources on restraint and seclusion; OSEP’s release of 10 new 618 data files; current investments to support data use; and how to access the OSEP TA&D network. They also learned about key OSEP efforts related to the SPP/APR, differentiated monitoring and support, state Part B and Part C grant applications, and the new significant disproportionality reporting form.
Format: Guides and Briefs2020 Part B FFY 2018 SPP/APR Indicator Analysis Booklet
The 2020 Part B FFY 2018 SPP/APR Indicator Analysis Booklet presents a national quantitative picture of the implementation of Part B of IDEA based on a review of information 60 states and agencies (i.e., the 50 states, commonwealths, territories, and the Bureau of Indian Education) reported in the FFY 2018 APRs and amended SPPs they submitted to OSEP in spring 2020. For the purposes of the report, the term “state” is used for both states and other jurisdictions. The report covers Part B Indicators 1 through 17.
Format: Guides and BriefsFFY 2020–25 Part B SPP/APR Changes at a Glance
The FFY 2020–25 Part B SPP/APR Changes at a Glance resource is a quick overview for tracking updates to indicators in the new FFY 2020–25 SPP/APR package. For each of the 17 SPP/APR indicators, the table denotes whether there will be no changes, minor changes and/or clarifications, changes to response rates and representativeness, changes to data sources, and new components.
Format: Quick ReferenceTemplates for Part B SPP/APR Stakeholder Involvement and Target Setting
States can use the Organizer Template for Part B SPP/APR Target Setting to briefly document information for consideration when setting new SPP/APR targets for all indicators in the FFYs 2020–25 SPP/APR collection. States can supplement this overview template with the Indicator Organizer for Part B SPP/APR Stakeholder Involvement and Target Setting, which is designed to capture more detailed information on stakeholder involvement in setting targets for individual SPP/APR indicators.
Format: Quick ReferenceFFY 2020-2025 SPP/APR Stakeholder Requirements
The FFY 2020-2025 SPP/APR shares the stakeholder requirements for the FFY 2020-2025 SPP/APR in a simple one page format. This resource can be used with state staff and other partners when planning for the SPP/APR.
Format: Guides and BriefsParent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness for Indicator B8
This interactive resource provides states with an overview on how to gather representative parent involvement data for Part B SPP/APR Indicator 8. The resource defines key concepts such as representativeness, sampling, nonresponse bias, response rates, and weighting. It also offers information on how to improve the quality of parent involvement data, including strategies that can help states collect representative data and evaluate and improve the representativeness of their data before, during, and after data collection.