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    Format: Podcasts

    Status Quo? No! Delaware Finds Creative Approaches to Improve Pre-School Environments Data

    Episode 25

    Release Date: May 25, 2023

    Guests: Cindy Brown, 619 Coordinator, and Bob Sabolcik, Part B Data Manager with the Delaware Department of Education 

    In Delaware, they're doing it differently, at least when it comes to Indicator 6. It’s our second date in the First State, and on this episode, Amy Bitterman is talking with Delaware Department of Education’s 619 coordinator, Cindy Brown, and Part B data manager, Bob Sabolcik. Listen in as they discuss changing trajectories on preschool environments data, asking districts that are doing well to share their strategies with others, and just generally saying no to the status quo.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    Significant Disproportionality Calculator and User's Guide

    The Significant Disproportionality Calculator is a spreadsheet application that the IDEA Data Center (IDC) created to help states analyze their data, make determinations of significant disproportionality, and support local education agencies (LEAs) in their analysis of data for significant disproportionality at the school-level. The accompanying user’s guide describes each worksheet within the calculator, formatting requirements, and instructions for using the calculator.

    Format: Podcasts

    Slow Dance With Stakeholders: Setting the Pace in North Carolina, Part Two

    Episode 24

    Release Date: May 11, 2023

    Guests: Kelley Blas, Part B Data Manager and SPP/APR Coordinator, and Lauren Holahan, SSIP Coordinator, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction 

    When you learn a new dance, you don’t learn it all at once. It’s a process. It’s one step at a time. Left, right, left, right. In the second of this two-part A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman continues her discussion about how North Carolina is engaging its stakeholders through a measured, beat-by-beat strategy that leaves no partner behind and creates poetry in motion. Tune in for the big finish.

  • News Type: News, Announcements

    Webinar: Back to Basics on Indicator 4

    Did your state receive OSEP comments for Indicator 4 in the FFY2021 SPP/APR submission? An increased focus on significant discrepancies in discipline not only challenges states to examine Indicator 4 but also makes the importance of attending to basics apparent. Understanding concepts like comparison group, calculation method, minimum cell and n-sizes, and threshold is prerequisite before a state examines “reasonably designed methodology” for Indicator 4. Join us to discuss these topics and more!

  • News Type: News, Announcements

    A Date with Data, Episode 23: Slow Dance with Stakeholders in North Carolina

    Leading a dance is a lot of responsibility. Similarly, even for experienced practitioners, the pace and rhythm of incoming data can feel a lot like a complex and delicate dance. For stakeholders, it can be positively overwhelming, leading to confusion, frustration, and a lack of engagement. In the first of this two-part A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman learns more about how North Carolina is trying to be a good dance partner to its stakeholders.

  • 2023 CASE Annual Conference

    Join the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) for its 2023 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, from November 8-10.

  • 85th Annual NASDSE Conference

    This year's NASDSE conference--Fostering Resilience, Enhancing Sustainable Results--will be held in New Orleans from October 27-31.