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: Podcasts

    Data Informed Decisionmaking Is Evergreen: A Date with Date in Washington State

    Episode 16

    Release Date: January 12, 2023

    Guests: Julie Dean, Early Childhood Special Education Inclusion Specialist;  Ryan Guzman, 619 Coordinator and SSIP Lead,with the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; and Kathy Lenihan, Inclusionary Projects
    Coordinator with ESD 105

    How states go about data informed decisionmaking is as diverse as the states themselves. In this episode of A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman chats with Julie Dean, Early Childhood Special Education Inclusion Specialist; Ryan Guzman, 619 Coordinator and SSIP Lead with the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; and Kathy Lenihan, Inclusionary Projects Coordinator with Educational Service District 105.  Join them to learn more about their State Systemic Improvement Plan’s (SSIP) unique focus on social emotional learning in early childhood.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Toolkits

    Data Meeting Toolkit

    The Data Meeting Toolkit is a suite of tools that groups can use to guide conversation around data and support databased decisionmaking. The toolkit provides resources to support success before, during, and after data meetings.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    Data Sources for Calculating Significant Disproportionality

    Data Sources for Calculating Significant Disproportionality provides a summary of the data needed to calculate significant disproportionality for identification, placement, and discipline.  For each category of analysis, this resource  provides a description of the data needed to calculate the risk numerator and risk denominator,  and notes the relevant EDFacts file specifications, including which subtotals or category sets, as appropriate. 

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Podcasts

    Data Without Borders: A Date with Date in American Samoa

    Episode 14

    Release Date: December 8, 2022
    Guests: Herbert Boat, Assistant Director, and Jessica Tuu, Data Manager, with the American Samoa Department of Education’s Special Education Division

    One thing we’ve learned: The search for high-quality data is bound by no border, no distance, no ocean. In this far-flung episode of A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman travels to the heart of Oceania to sit down with the American Samoa Department of Education’s Herbert Boat and Jessica Tuu for a chat about challenges, triumphs, and their own unique journey toward becoming data-quality influencers.

    An IDC Resource
    Discipline

    This video on Discipline details the different types of disciplinary removals experienced by students with disabilities, including lengths and reasons for these removals. 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.

    An IDC Resource
    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.

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    Format: Quick Reference

    Due Dates for SY 2021-22 IDEA Data

    A list of EDFacts due dates for SY 2021-22. IDC updates this list annually, and it contains dates for both EDFacts Submission System (ESS) files and EMAPS submissions.