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: Guides and BriefsGraduation Rate and Dropout Rate: Indicators 1 and 2 Measurement Changes From FFY 2019 to FFY 2020–2025
This resource focuses on recent changes in the data source and measurement of Part B Indicators 1 and 2. The resource specifically addresses the treatment of “alternate diploma” in the new calculation. In FFY 2019, the calculation of graduation rate included students receiving an alternate diploma in the numerator. For FFY 2020–2025 the calculation of graduation rate includes students receiving an alternate diploma in the denominator. The calculation for Indicator 2 remains similar from FFY 2019 to FFY 2020–2025; however, it explicitly adds students receiving an alternate diploma in the denominator.
Format: Guides and BriefsStatewide Assessment: Indicator 3 Measurement Changes From FFY 2019 to FFY 2020–2025
This resource offers a side-by-side comparison of the SPP/APR Part B indicator measurement tables for FFY 2019 and FFY 2020 to highlight new SPP/APR reporting requirements and measurement changes to Indicator 3. The majority of students with disabilities participate in regular statewide assessments, and a small percentage of students with the most significant disabilities participate in alternate assessments. In FFY 2020, OSEP requires states to disaggregate statewide assessment results for these two groups of students with disabilities (i.e., those who participate in the regular assessment and those who participate in the alternate assessment). OSEP also requires states to calculate a “proficiency rate gap” between students with and without disabilities who participate in the regular statewide assessment.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsGraduation Rate (Indicator 1) and Dropout Rate (Indicator 2) Calculator
This tool from IDC and NTACT calculates graduation and dropout rates using the 618 Exiting data, as OSEP will require in coming years for reporting in states’ SPP/APRs. The tool can accumulate and graph multiple years of data, allowing users to observe trends in the rates over time and share the information easily with stakeholders.
Format: Quick ReferenceFFY 2020–2025 SPP/APR Resources At-a-Glance
The FFY 2020–2025 SPP/APR Resources At-a-Glance is a list of resources from OSEP and IDC that states can use to support their understanding and actions related to the FFY 2020–2025 Part B SPP/APR.
Format: ToolkitsLEA 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.
Format: Quick ReferenceNavigating 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.
Format: Guides and BriefsState 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.