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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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    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Measuring Significant Discrepancy: An Indicator B4 Technical Assistance Guide

    The TA guide describes the methods a state might use to appropriately determine which of its districts has a significant discrepancy (including a significant discrepancy by race or ethnicity) in the rates of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions totaling greater than 10 days for children with disabilities.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Methods for Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education

    This TA guide addresses the more common methods for calculating racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education. IDC revised the guide, which the Data Accountability Center (DAC) originally published in October 2011, because of a change in SPP/APR Indicators 9 and 10 to remove underrepresentation from the measure.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    Section 618 Public Reporting Requirements

    This tool provides an overview of the public reporting requirements for IDEA Section 618 and processes for fulfilling the requirements. The tool annotates Section 618 legislation to name relevant data collections, file specifications documents, and user guides. Through a question-and-answer format, the tool highlights common processes and critical considerations to complete the requirements and points to external resources for further support.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    IDEA Part B Discipline Data Collection Questions and Answers

    The purpose of this document is to assist states with the collection of data on children with disabilities served under IDEA who were subject to disciplinary removal. States can use this document to supplement the instructions provided in the EDFacts file specifications for the EDFacts files that are used to report IDEA disciplinary removal data (C005, C006, C007, C088, C143, and C144).

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Navigating Voluntary Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)

    This technical assistance document focuses on helping SEAs and LEAs better understand voluntary CEIS and its reporting requirements. It also provides examples of various data collection and reporting methods states use to collect and report voluntary CEIS data.

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    A Practical Framework for Building a Data-Driven District or School

    This white paper describes a research-grounded model for data use and discusses these three factors (data quality, data capacity, and data culture), why they are important, and how they support effective data use in schools and districts.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Considerations for Making Changes to SIMR Baseline and Targets

    This white paper focuses on considerations that could lead Part C or Part B state agencies to propose a change in their SIMR baselines or targets. It defines baselines and targets in the context of SSIP, illustrates the importance of baselines and targets, and provides reasons for a state to propose changing its baselines or targets.