The Changing Landscape of Indicator 3: Assessment and Engaging Stakeholders in Baseline and Target Setting
During this webinar, we reviewed the changes to Indicator 3 of the Part B SPP/APR and took a deep dive into how some states are preparing and working with stakeholders to set baselines and targets for the indicator. State panelists addressed data quality concerns due to COVID-19 closures and reopenings, as well as the 2021 testing flexibilities and how they affect setting baselines and targets. Speakers presented strategies for identifying diverse stakeholders and presenting complex data to help stakeholders understand the data. In addition, state panelists revealed their plans for working with stakeholders, including the data they plan to share with stakeholders, how they plan to present these data, what input they will ask for, and how they plan to document ongoing stakeholder input.
Blueprint for Success: Using Your Theory of Action to Guide SSIP Implementation and Evaluation
IDC presented Blueprint for Success: Using Your Theory of Action to Guide SSIP Implementation and Evaluation. State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs) are multi-year efforts to improve results for children and youth with disabilities. This webinar emphasized the role of the SSIP theory of action in guiding implementation and evaluation activities throughout the cycle of the SSIP. Participants learned how to review their SSIP activities and theory of action to ensure continued alignment and improve the likelihood of positive results. Presenters shared key IDC resources available to support states in their SSIP evaluation work. Intended audiences include SSIP Coordinators, State Directors of Special Education, and other relevant state staff.