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  • News Type: Announcements

    New: Our ii22 Resources Page

    Our 2022 IDC Interactive Institutes were bigger and better than ever, offering states a chance to take part in innovative, engaging, and highly interactive learning about proven practices to improve data collection, reporting, analysis, and use. Nor does the good news end there! The presentation slides and related resources from those events are now available on this very website. Click the link below to see it all for yourself.

  • 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.

  • An IDC Resource

    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.