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    An IDC Resource

    Format: Quick Reference

    Response Rate, Representativeness, and Nonresponse Bias—They All Matter!

    Response rate and representativeness are important terms in survey work.  Consideration of both is necessary to ensure that collected data are valid and generalizable.  This resource briefly defines and compares the terms while also explaining how they relate to nonresponse bias. 

  • An IDC Sponsored Event
    Including Results Data in General Supervision Systems

    This IDEA Data Center (IDC) and National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) joint webinar focused on learning from states that are working to meaningfully include student results or outcomes data in their general supervision systems. Presenters shared “lessons learned” from state work, including both important considerations for states that are in the planning stages, as well as for those actively engaged in centering results data in their accountability and support systems. Participants also heard how states can integrate data use as part of their general supervision system.

  • An IDC Resource

    Format: Toolkits

    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. 

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Toolkits

    LEA Data Processes Toolkit

    There is a continuous need for state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to collect and report comprehensive, high-quality data and ensure they report data accurately and in a timely fashion. The customizable IDC LEA Data Processes Toolkit is a new instrument that can improve decisionmaking about children and youth with disabilities by ensuring data are of high quality and processes are clearly defined and documented, while also providing data staff a map for documenting data processes within local districts.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Quick Reference

    Working Principles of High-Quality IDEA Data

    Use this interactive PDF to learn more about the different components of high-quality data.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Trainings

    Incorporating Business Rules Into State Data Systems

    The Incorporating Business Rules Into State Data Systems instructional video explores the different ways Part B and Part C state agencies can incorporate business rules into their IDEA state data collection and reporting systems.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    IDEA Data Center Part B Data System Framework

    The IDEA Data Center Part B Data System Framework is an overarching structure designed to support SEA staff responsible for working with and responding to IDEA Part B requirements related to the collection, analysis, use, and reporting of high-quality special education data. The framework contains broad concepts and principles that states can tailor to reflect their individual needs and approaches.