Guides. Briefs. Toolkits. Quick reference information. IDC and its partners created these data quality resources to help states better prepare to address their existing or emerging IDEA data quality needs. Use our search and filtering tools to navigate the library.
Format: Quick ReferenceWorking Principles of High-Quality IDEA Data
Use this interactive PDF to learn more about the different components of high-quality data.
Format: Guides and BriefsUsing a Theory of Action to Develop Performance Indicators to Measure Progress Toward a SiMR
This white paper focuses on the relationship between SSIP Phases I and II by demonstrating how the theory of action can be used to develop the SSIP evaluation plan and performance indicators that measure progress toward the SIMR.
Format: Guides and BriefsUnpacking 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.
Format: TrainingsThe Importance of High-Quality Data and the Role of Business Rules
The Importance of High-Quality Data and the Role of Business Rules instructional video provides a brief introduction to the concept of using business rules to promote and support the collection of high-quality data within state and local systems for IDEA Part B and C.
Format: Guides and BriefsThe Assessment Data Journey: Are We There Yet?
Data for Part B Indicator 3 follow a long and complicated process that begins when a student is registered as a test taker in a state assessment system and ends with public reporting via the SPP/APR. Multiple factors are involved in this process, and regular and ongoing communication and collaboration among the various people involved can make this process easier. This suite of four resources can help states with the work. The interactive infographic provides general information about the process for a typical state.
Format: Quick ReferenceTemplates for Part B SPP/APR Stakeholder Involvement and Target Setting
States can use the Organizer Template for Part B SPP/APR Target Setting to briefly document information for consideration when setting new SPP/APR targets for all indicators in the FFYs 2020–25 SPP/APR collection. States can supplement this overview template with the Indicator Organizer for Part B SPP/APR Stakeholder Involvement and Target Setting, which is designed to capture more detailed information on stakeholder involvement in setting targets for individual SPP/APR indicators.
Format: ToolkitsSuccess Gaps Toolkit: Addressing Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity
The Success Gaps Toolkit presents a process for using data and the Success Gap Rubric to identify root causes of gaps between groups of children in districts or schools. These success gaps occur when the education system is not meeting the needs of all groups of children and outcomes for some groups are different than outcomes for most groups. The toolkit, with its process and materials, provides a manageable and defined way for districts or schools to identify success gaps that are present and their root causes and then make a plan for addressing the gaps. The success gaps may be the graduation rate of students who are English learners compared to the rate of all other children, the out-of-school suspension rate of children who are Black compared to the rate of all other children, the identification of children who are Hispanic as children with specific learning disabilities compared to the identification of all other children, and other gaps.