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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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    SPP/APR Resource Page

    The following is a list of IDC resources 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: Quick Reference

    SPP/APR Indicator Sampling Plan Checklist

    States are allowed to use sampling for collecting data for select Part B State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report indicators. Sampling can provide an effective means for targeting resources for data collection and improving data quality. However, there are important requirements that states must consider when designing and implementing their sampling plans. States can use this interactive self-assessment tool to determine whether their state’s sampling plan addresses Office of Special Education Programs sampling requirements for best practice and to identify action steps to improve their sampling procedures.

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    Format: Quick Reference

    SPP/APR Indicator Cards

    IDC has created a laminated card that states can use when referring to the Part B SPP/APR Indicators. Indicator cards are available for the FFY 2019 SPP/APR and for the FFY2020-2025 SPP/APR. The front of the card has the Part B Indicators and the back includes information about the SSIP Indicator B17. States can contact their IDC State Liaisons for more information or to obtain the card. Information on IDC State Liaisons is available at the IDC website TA page.

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    Format: Quick Reference

    Significant Disproportionality Resources

    The Equity in IDEA regulations require states to determine annually if local education agencies (LEAs) are identified with significant disproportionality. The regulations outline specific requirements related to methods for identifying LEAs and activities the LEAs must complete after they are identified. These significant disproportionality resources can assist states with implementing these requirements and supporting LEAs through the process of meeting the requirements.

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    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    Significant Disproportionality Calculator and User's Guide

    The Significant Disproportionality Calculator is a spreadsheet application that the IDEA Data Center (IDC) created to help states analyze their data, make determinations of significant disproportionality, and support local education agencies (LEAs) in their analysis of data for significant disproportionality at the school-level. The accompanying user’s guide describes each worksheet within the calculator, formatting requirements, and instructions for using the calculator.

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Significant Disproportionality (Equity in IDEA)—Essential Questions and Answers

    This Q&A answers essential questions about the Equity in IDEA Final Regulations, including information on the contents of the new rule, the standard methodology, remedies, important dates, and a glossary of terms.

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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.