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: Applications and SpreadsheetsSection 618 Public Reporting Requirements
This tool provides an overview of the public reporting requirements for IDEA Section 618 and processes for fulfilling the requirements. The tool annotates Section 618 legislation to name relevant data collections, file specifications documents, and user guides. Through a question-and-answer format, the tool highlights common processes and critical considerations to complete the requirements and points to external resources for further support.
Format: Guides and BriefsMeasuring Significant Discrepancy: An Indicator B4 Technical Assistance Guide
The TA guide describes the methods a state might use to appropriately determine which of its districts has a significant discrepancy (including a significant discrepancy by race or ethnicity) in the rates of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions totaling greater than 10 days for children with disabilities.
Format: Guides and BriefsMethods for Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education
This TA guide addresses the more common methods for calculating racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education. IDC revised the guide, which the Data Accountability Center (DAC) originally published in October 2011, because of a change in SPP/APR Indicators 9 and 10 to remove underrepresentation from the measure.
Format: Quick ReferenceSPP/APR Indicator Card
IDC has created a laminated card that states can use when referring to the Part B SPP/APR Indicators. Indicator cards are available for the FFY 2019 SPP/APR and for the FFY2020-2025 SPP/APR. The front of the card has the Part B Indicators and the back includes information about the SSIP Indicator B17. States can contact their IDC State Liaisons for more information or to obtain the card. Information on IDC State Liaisons is available at the IDC website TA page.
Format: Guides and BriefsConsiderations for Making Changes to SIMR Baseline and Targets
This white paper focuses on considerations that could lead Part C or Part B state agencies to propose a change in their SIMR baselines or targets. It defines baselines and targets in the context of SSIP, illustrates the importance of baselines and targets, and provides reasons for a state to propose changing its baselines or targets.
Format: Guides and BriefsIDEA Section 618 Public Reporting Data Element Checklist – Part B
This interactive checklist helps states meet IDEA Section 618 public reporting requirements. The checklist also has an archiving function to document the posting process for later reference.
Format: Guides and BriefsUsing a Theory of Action to Develop Performance Indicators to Measure Progress Toward a SiMR
This white paper focuses on the relationship between SSIP Phases I and II by demonstrating how the theory of action can be used to develop the SSIP evaluation plan and performance indicators that measure progress toward the SIMR.