Format: Guides and BriefsMeasuring Significant Discrepancy: An Indicator B4 Technical Assistance Guide
The TA guide describes the methods a state might use to appropriately determine which of its districts has a significant discrepancy (including a significant discrepancy by race or ethnicity) in the rates of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions totaling greater than 10 days for children with disabilities.
Format: Guides and BriefsMethods for Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education
This TA guide addresses the more common methods for calculating racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education. IDC revised the guide, which the Data Accountability Center (DAC) originally published in October 2011, because of a change in SPP/APR Indicators 9 and 10 to remove underrepresentation from the measure.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsSection 618 Public Reporting Requirements
This tool provides an overview of the public reporting requirements for IDEA Section 618 and processes for fulfilling the requirements. The tool annotates Section 618 legislation to name relevant data collections, file specifications documents, and user guides. Through a question-and-answer format, the tool highlights common processes and critical considerations to complete the requirements and points to external resources for further support.
Format: Guides and BriefsConsiderations for Making Changes to SIMR Baseline and Targets
This white paper focuses on considerations that could lead Part C or Part B state agencies to propose a change in their SIMR baselines or targets. It defines baselines and targets in the context of SSIP, illustrates the importance of baselines and targets, and provides reasons for a state to propose changing its baselines or targets.
Format: TrainingsThe Importance of High-Quality Data and the Role of Business Rules
The Importance of High-Quality Data and the Role of Business Rules instructional video provides a brief introduction to the concept of using business rules to promote and support the collection of high-quality data within state and local systems for IDEA Part B and C.
Format: Guides and BriefsIDEA 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.
Format: TrainingsIncorporating 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.