Resource Library

The Resource Library houses tools and products that were developed by IDC, developed with its collaborators, or submitted by IDC stakeholders. Search and filtering tools are available to help users navigate through the library.

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EDFacts Modernization: Planning Questions to Consider

Are you ready for EDFacts modernization? Help ensure a smooth transition to using EDPass to submit your 618 data collections with this series of guided questions designed to help you conduct a review of your state’s data processes.

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Unpacking and Understanding Part B SPP/APR Indicator 3D

The purpose of this resource is to unpack Part B SPP/APR Indicator 3D to better understand how to use Indicator 3D results to improve outcomes for all children with IEPs. This resource guides the reader through Indicator 3D, including how to calculate it; information on the setting/resetting of its baselines and targets; and considerations when analyzing, reporting, and using Indicator 3D data. As an aid to deepen learning, this resource includes examples with fictitious data.

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Comprehensive IDC Part B Tool & Product List

This resource is a list of IDC produced Part B tools and products arranged by topic area. The list provides a brief description and link to each tool or product. Users can quickly scan for useful tools and products to ensure that they have explored all of the many Part B available resources that IDC has produced.

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618 Data Collection Calendar

The 618 Data Collection Calendar outlines monthly tasks for 618 data collection reports to help states submit timely, accurate, and complete data. Activities for each data collection report are relevant to upcoming data submissions or previous data submissions for individual months, helping states effectively plan for 618 data collection reports. 

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Preschool Environments Toolkit

The Preschool Environments Toolkit provides materials and resources to help state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) collect, report, analyze, and use preschool environments data. State Part B data managers, 619 coordinators, local 619 personnel, technical assistance providers, and other interested parties can use the toolkit to help them report Educational Environments data for children ages 3 through 5 with disabilities enrolled in preschool and receiving services under Part B of IDEA. 

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SEA Data Processes Toolkit

Using the SEA IDEA Data Processes Toolkit to document data processes for all 616 and 618 data collections will establish a well-managed process for data collection, validation, and submission. In collaboration with IDC State Liaisons, states can use the toolkit to create and maintain a culture of high-quality data and establish and support consistent practices that produce valid and reliable data, while building the capacity of state staff. 

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Building Your SPP/APR Stakeholder Engagement Plan: 10 Essential Questions

This resource 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.

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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. States can use the resources to improve communication about the FFY 2020–2025 SPP/APR requirements and encourage increased engagement among state staff and stakeholders related to SPP/APR planning and implementation.

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    Format: Guides and Briefs

    2020 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.

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    Format: Podcasts

    Keystones of Improvement: A Pennsylvania SSIP Story, Part 1

    Episode 11

    Release Date: October 27, 2022
    Guests: Barbara Mozina, Special Education Adviser for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education and Dr. Laura Moran, Ph.D., Educational Consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network 

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A state wishes to increase its graduation rates, decrease its drop-out rates. That’s what happened in Pennsylvania, where Dr. Laura Moran and Barbara Mozina applied lessons learned to the second iteration of their state’s SSIP. In the first episode of this two-part A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman hears all about it, including their efforts to establish an online “early warning” data platform, develop protocols for creating and sustaining data teams, and move districts beyond being “data rich and information poor.” You’ll be the richer, too, for tuning in.

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    Format: Quick Reference

    FFY 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.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Unpacking and Understanding Part B SPP/APR Indicator 3D

    The purpose of this resource is to unpack Part B SPP/APR Indicator 3D to better understand how to use Indicator 3D results to improve outcomes for all children with IEPs. This resource guides the reader through Indicator 3D, including how to calculate it; information on the setting/resetting of its baselines and targets; and considerations when analyzing, reporting, and using Indicator 3D data. As an aid to deepen learning, this resource includes examples with fictitious data.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Podcasts

    Rookie Season Recap: A Date with Data Meets Two New Data Managers

    Episode 10

    Release Date: October 13, 2022
    Guests: Alyssa Kramer, Special Education Regional Coordinator, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction; and Traci Tuttle, Part B Data Management Coordinator, West Virginia Department of Education

    At some point, every one of us has been new at something. A hobby. A job. A relationship. On this episode of A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman talks about first steps and initial impressions with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction’s Alyssa Kramer and Part B data management coordinator with the West Virginia Department of Education, Traci Tuttle. From internal data collection and reporting to strategies for other new data managers, together Alyssa and Traci discuss tips, resources, and EDFacts file specifications, all from the newbie perspective. Whether you’re a rookie listener or seasoned veteran, this is one play-by-play you won’t want to miss.

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    Format: Podcasts

    Commonwealths, Common Cause: Influencing the Quality of Significant Disproportionality Data

    Episode 9

    Release Date: September 22, 2022

    Guests: Brian Coonley, Special Education and Equity Inclusion Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Jarrod Slone, Exceptional Child Specialist, Kentucky Department of Education

    “Improvement begins with data.” These are words to live by and a philosophy held in common by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Brian Coonley and the Kentucky Department of Education’s Jarrod Slone. 
     
    In this episode of A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman gets to the bottom of these two commonwealths' not-so-common strategies to support districts, which include a focus on increased transparency and data stewardship. Jarrod and Brian also discuss how root-cause analyses and long-term strategic planning can lead to meaningful, substantive improvement. 

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    Format: Podcasts

    Shine On, Data-Quality Influencers: A Date with Data in Idaho

    Episode 8

    Release Date: August 25, 2022

    Guests: Alisa Fewkes, Part B Data Manager and Debi Smith, Special Populations Coordinator, Idaho Department of Education

    When it comes to high-quality data, there are some questions we all ask ourselves. What does it mean to be a data-quality influencer? Am I a data-quality influencer? And, if not, what must I do to become one? To unearth the answers, our latest episode of A Date with Data visits the Gem State, where host Amy Bitterman discusses this multi-faceted issue with the Idaho Department of Education’s Alisa Fewkes and Debi Smith. They talk about polishing up a school’s and district’s ability to read and analyze data through drill-down trainings that the department offers around the state.