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Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsPart B Indicator Data Display Wizard
The IDC Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard helps state education agency (SEA) staff communicate complex data to stakeholders in a more user-friendly manner. This tool is designed to create data visualizations, in the form of charts, based on State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) data the user enters. IDC has updated the tool to make it easier for users to create visualizations based on the charts’ purposes. Many of the visualizations are dynamic and automatically update based on the data the user enters into the tool. States can easily transfer the visualizations to other programs to meet their reporting needs based on the audience, message, and purpose of the desired report or presentation they are preparing.
Format: Guides and BriefsParent Involvement Data: How to Measure and Improve Representativeness for Indicator B8
This interactive resource provides states with an overview on how to gather representative parent involvement data for Part B SPP/APR Indicator 8. The resource defines key concepts such as representativeness, sampling, nonresponse bias, response rates, and weighting. It also offers information on how to improve the quality of parent involvement data, including strategies that can help states collect representative data and evaluate and improve the representativeness of their data before, during, and after data collection.
Format: TrainingsOSEP Straight Talk
This OSEP Straight Talk plenary at IDC’s 2020 Interactive Institute in Fort Worth this past March presented information on how to access Coronavirus guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Readiness Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center. The presentation offered a look at what’s new at OSEP and featured updates on major OSEP initiatives and work of OSEP’s Research to Practice and Monitoring and State Improvement Planning divisions. Participants learned about resources on restraint and seclusion; OSEP’s release of 10 new 618 data files; current investments to support data use; and how to access the OSEP TA&D network. They also learned about key OSEP efforts related to the SPP/APR, differentiated monitoring and support, state Part B and Part C grant applications, and the new significant disproportionality reporting form.
Format: Guides and BriefsOperationalizing Your SSIP Evaluation: A Self-Assessment Tool
The purpose of this tool is to lead those within a state responsible for implementing their SSIP evaluation through the process of operationalizing their SSIP evaluation plan in tandem with implementation efforts. State staff can use this interactive self-assessment to gauge their team’s progress on key components necessary for fully executing their SSIP evaluation plan and to identify action steps needed to realize the greatest benefit from their evaluation efforts.
Format: PodcastsOn Stage in Nashville, Tennessee: A Date with Data at ii22
Release Date: July 28, 2022
Guests: Amy Patterson, IDEA Part B Data Manager with the Kentucky Department of Education and Richelle Davis, Education Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs
In this episode of A Date with Data, we’re on stage at the 2022 IDC Interactive Institute in Music City, USA. Join us as host Amy Bitterman performs a duet with Amy Patterson, IDEA Part B Data Manager with the Kentucky Department of Education, to learn more about her role as a data-quality influencer. Up next, Amy two-steps with Richelle Davis from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs for her perspective on the importance of states and districts understanding the “why” behind collecting high-quality data—including how the data drive policy and decisionmaking.
Format: PodcastsNothing for Granite: New Hampshire Takes the Long View on Indicator 8 Data Quality
Release Date: January 26, 2023
Guests: Mary Lane, Education Consultant with the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education Support, and Michelle Lewis, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Parent Information Center
Sometimes an up-close perspective requires us to step back and take in the long view first. That’s what happened in New Hampshire, the Granite State, where Mary Lane, Education Consultant with the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education Support, and Michelle Lewis, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Parent Information Center, were on a mission to improve the quality of their state’s Indicator 8 data. In this episode of A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman learns more about how their process of capturing the close-up family perspective first required them to step back to consider the “why” behind this indicator.
Format: Guides and BriefsNavigating 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.