Format: Presentations618 Data—What’s That? Getting to Know Your 618 Data
Have you heard these terms 618, 616, EDFacts, EMAPS, file specifications, OMB-MAX, GRADS360, Data Quality Reports? Do you understand what they are referencing? Do you want to gain a higher knowledge of these terms? Participants in this presentation learned more about IDEA data reporting requirements in relation to the 618 data collections. They also learned about data quality considerations and tools states can use when going through the data collecting and reporting procedures.
Format: PresentationsA Review of State Approaches to IDEA Reporting of Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)
IDEA allows, and sometimes requires, LEAs to use funds provided under IDEA Part B for CEIS students not identified for and receiving special education and related services. There are multiple data collection and reporting requirements associated with use of these funds for CEIS. IDC staff reviewed and led a discussion on how a diverse subset of states and their LEAs are working to meet those requirements.
Format: PresentationsCollecting High-Quality Data: Why It Is Important
This presentation focused on what is meant by the term “data quality” and provided information regarding the importance of high-quality data in the collection, reporting, and use of data in local and state decision making. Presenters shared actual examples from state experiences.
Format: PresentationsData Managers: Sharing Strategies and Solutions for Common Challenges
This role-alike presentation was a facilitated discussion by Part B Data Managers to explore strategies and solutions for meeting common challenges, such as working with LEAs to improve data quality, cross walking EDFacts data to SPP/APR indicators, and verifying that requirements for making data available to the public are fully met.
Format: PresentationsData Mining Section 618 Data to Prepare the APR
The required measurements for APR Indicators B3, B4, B5, B6, B9, and B10 (the assessment, discipline, LRE, and disproportionality indicators) are based on Section 618 data. This session focused on selected section 618 data submissions and how the data can be explored to provide more in-depth information for use in discussion with state’s APR stakeholders. Presenters demonstrated some practical methods for taking a deeper look at data in the IDEA EDFacts file submissions using readily available data analysis tools (Microsoft Excel).
Format: PresentationsMoving Data Quality Downstream - Building a Culture of Data Quality at the LEA Level
Presenters and participants discussed strategies that SEAs can use to help LEAs in collecting section 618 and other state-required data that is of high-quality. They explored IDC’s Knowledge Lab that lists various resources around different data collections. The Knowledge Lab contains many resources designed to help SEAs and LEAs gather, collect, validate, and report high-quality data. The discussion allowed for state input on how the state uses or can use these resources.
Format: RecordingsShow Me the Data – Data Visualization and Presentation Webinar Series (Parts 1 and 2)
Recordings of a pair of introductory webinar sessions on data visualization are available to watch.