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  • News Type: News, Announcements

    A Date with Data, Episode 9: Commonwealths, Common Cause

    “Improvement begins with data.” These are words to live by and a philosophy held in common by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Brian Coonley and the Kentucky Department of Education’s Jarrod Slone. In this episode of A Date with Data, we get to the bottom of these two commonwealths' not-so-common strategies to support districts and improve the quality of their significant disproportionality data.

  • NTACT:C 2023 Capacity Building Institute

    This National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C) event serves as an opportunity for state transition professionals to continue to collaborate through state-to-state sharing and facilitated discussions.

  • Part C IDEA Fiscal Forum (IFF)

    CIFR will host a Part C IDEA Fiscal Forum (IFF) in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 9–11, 2023. This in-person event will provide opportunities for Part C coordinators and other state lead agency (LA) staff with IDEA Part C fiscal responsibilities to come together to build knowledge and capacity.

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    Format: Podcasts

    Commonwealths, Common Cause: Influencing the Quality of Significant Disproportionality Data

    Episode 9

    Release Date: September 22, 2022

    Guests: Brian Coonley, Special Education and Equity Inclusion Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Jarrod Slone, Exceptional Child Specialist, Kentucky Department of Education

    “Improvement begins with data.” These are words to live by and a philosophy held in common by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Brian Coonley and the Kentucky Department of Education’s Jarrod Slone. 
     
    In this episode of A Date with Data, host Amy Bitterman gets to the bottom of these two commonwealths' not-so-common strategies to support districts, which include a focus on increased transparency and data stewardship. Jarrod and Brian also discuss how root-cause analyses and long-term strategic planning can lead to meaningful, substantive improvement. 

  • News Type: Announcements

    The Assessment Data Landscape: A Bird’s Eye View of Indicator 3

    With the introduction of a new measurement table and significant changes to the reporting of assessment data for children with IEPs, the FFY 2020 SPP/APR submission marked a seminal year for assessment data. In this interactive discussion and debrief of states’ Indicator 3 submissions from the FFY 2020–2025 SPP/APR 6-year cycle, we’ll get a bird’s eye view of it all.

  • News Type: News, Announcements, Blog Post

    A Date with Data, Episode 8: Shine On, Idaho

    When it comes to high-quality data, there are some questions we all ask ourselves. What does it mean to be a data-quality influencer? Am I a data-quality influencer? And, if not, what must I do to become one? To unearth the answers, our latest episode of A Date with Data visits the Gem State, where host Amy Bitterman discusses this multi-faceted issue with the Idaho Department of Education’s Alisa Fewkes and Debi Smith. They talk about polishing up a school’s and district’s ability to read and analyze data through drill-down trainings that the department offers around the state.

  • An IDC Resource

    Format: Podcasts

    Shine On, Data-Quality Influencers: A Date with Data in Idaho

    Episode 8

    Release Date: August 25, 2022

    Guests: Alisa Fewkes, Part B Data Manager and Debi Smith, Special Populations Coordinator, Idaho Department of Education

    When it comes to high-quality data, there are some questions we all ask ourselves. What does it mean to be a data-quality influencer? Am I a data-quality influencer? And, if not, what must I do to become one? To unearth the answers, our latest episode of A Date with Data visits the Gem State, where host Amy Bitterman discusses this multi-faceted issue with the Idaho Department of Education’s Alisa Fewkes and Debi Smith. They talk about polishing up a school’s and district’s ability to read and analyze data through drill-down trainings that the department offers around the state.