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 BriefsSuccess Gaps Rubric: Addressing Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity
This rubric allows a team of users from a district or school to systematically examine the root causes of success gaps among groups of students by focusing on equity, inclusion, and opportunity. The recently updated rubric now includes considerations for children as young as preschool age. A complementary white paper provided the research-based background that supported development of the rubric.
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: 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: Applications and SpreadsheetsEDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic
The EDFacts IDEA Discipline Data Infographic provides basic information about the EDFacts file specifications states use to submit IDEA Discipline data to the U.S. Department of Education. The infographic outlines details about Discipline data for children and youth with disabilities ages 3 through 21 that states must include in their annual submission of EDFacts files FS005, FS006, FS007, FS088, FS143, and FS144.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsIDEA Data Quality: Outlier Analyses Tools
IDC designed these two technical assistance products to be used by state personnel responsible for IDEA 618 and/or 616 data. The products include a step-by-step guide on completing an outlier analysis, with a brief introduction on the principles of outlier analyses, and a tool state staff can use to conduct outlier analyses with their local data. IDEA Part B state staff working with LEAs also can use both products to analyze their local data.