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Format: PodcastsHow the Pandemic and Changes to the SPP/APR Affected Arkansas’s IDEA Data
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.
Format: PodcastsGeorgia’s IDEA Data Quality During the Pandemic
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.
Format: Quick ReferenceIDEA 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.