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 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: Quick Reference2023 Quick References for IDEA Part B Data
This updated resource contains basic information about IDEA data collections, data systems, and how to access resources for IDEA data.
Format: Guides and BriefsBuilding 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.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsBusiness Rules Documentation Protocol
The Business Rules Documentation Protocol is a customizable Excel template that states can use for documenting, recording, and communicating existing business rules or data quality validation checks they perform during the collection and validation of IDEA Part B data.
Format: Quick ReferenceChecklist to Identify and Address SSIP Data Quality Issues
In State Performance Report/Annual Performance Plan (SPP/APR) reports, states are required to identify data quality issues that may have arisen during their Indicator 17 State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) work. Using this checklist can help state staff who are responsible for the SSIP apply the principles of high-quality data to identify any data quality issues that the state should report. The checklist includes questions that states can ask themselves to recognize data quality issues that may exist. It provides potential consequences of the issues and offers suggested actions that states can take to address the issues.
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: ToolkitsData Meeting Toolkit
The Data Meeting Toolkit is a suite of tools that groups can use to guide conversation around data and support data-based decisionmaking. The toolkit provides resources to support success before, during, and after data meetings.