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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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: Podcasts

    How the Pandemic and Changes to the SPP/APR Affected Arkansas’s IDEA Data

    Episode 2

    Release Date: May 26, 2022

    Guests: Jody Fields, Part B Data Manager, Arkansas Department of Education

    In this episode, we throw a spotlight on the implications of both the pandemic and the changes to the SPP/APR for FFY 2020—2025 on Arkansas’s data quality, results, and trends. Jody and Amy discuss how Arkansas mitigated the data challenges it encountered due to the pandemic and SPP/APR changes. Jody also shares the state’s strategy for successfully communicating the changes to the data and the SPP/APR indicators to districts and other stakeholders. 

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Podcasts

    Georgia’s IDEA Data Quality During the Pandemic

    Episode 1

    Release Date: May 12, 2022

    Guests: Dawn Kemp, Part B Data Manager, and Linda Castellanos, Program Manager, Georgia Department of Education

    During our first episode, we explore how the pandemic affected Georgia’s Part B 618 and SPP/APR data trends and quality. The good news? It’s far from doom and gloom. Dawn and Linda highlight many bright spots, including how they have harnessed virtual technology to improve collaboration, connectivity, and stakeholder engagement. They also focus on the positive effects the pandemic has had on Georgia’s data culture.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Quick Reference

    IDEA Part B Federal Reporting Years Reference

    This reference illustrates the differences among school year (SY), federal fiscal year (FFY), and calendar year (CY)—that is, types of years—as they relate to data that states collect and report to meet their Part B IDEA federal reporting requirements. States can use this handy reference for preparing and submitting their State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPPs/APRs). To report on the 17 different SPP/APR indicators, states use data reflecting different types of years, with unique dates associated with the years.

    An IDC Resource
    Personnel

    This video on Personnel details the types of special education staff serving students with disabilities, including paraprofessionals, related services providers, and teachers. This is one of a series of videos that provide high-level introductions to the data states must report as part of Section 618 of IDEA.

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    MOE Reduction and CEIS

    This video on MOE Reduction and CEIS details the IDEA information captured for LEAs, including their IDEA allocations, MOE compliance status, provision of CEIS, and counts of students receiving CEIS. This is one of a series of videos that provide high-level introductions to the data states must report as part of Section 618 of IDEA.

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    Exiting

    This video on Exiting details how students with disabilities exit special education (e.g., graduate, drop out, reach the maximum age for services in the state). This is one of a series of videos that provide high-level introductions to the data states must report as part of Section 618 of IDEA.

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    Dispute Resolution

    This video on Dispute Resolution details the four dispute resolution processes available to individuals/organizations, parents, and LEAs under IDEA. This is one of a series of videos that provide high-level introductions to the data states must report as part of Section 618 of IDEA.