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 BriefsIDEA Section 618 Public Reporting Data Element Checklist – Part B
This interactive checklist assist states to meet IDEA Section 618 public reporting requirements. The checklist also has an archiving function to document the posting process for later reference.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsInteractive Public Reporting Engine
The Interactive Public Reporting Engine displays the complete set of IDEA data that states collect and submit to OSEP to meet the requirements of Section 618 of IDEA. This tool displays each dataset and the required disaggregations such as race/ethnicity, gender, and age. It provides a more dynamic way for states to meet the 618 public reporting requirements, and linking to the tool fulfills the public reporting requirements. In addition, use of the tool promotes conversations about how to improve results among families, teachers, schools, related service providers, administrators, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders.
Format: ToolkitsWhy, What, Who, and HOW: Improving State Reporting of Local Performance
This toolkit provides an overview of the public reporting requirements in IDEA Section 616 and provides suggestions to present local performance in easy-to-understand formats. SEAs and Part C lead agencies (LAs) must report on the annual performance of their LEAs and early childhood local programs on the targets in the SPP. The toolkit includes the Section 616 legislation and provides information about the why, what, who, and how of state reporting of local performance data.
Format: Quick ReferenceIDEA Part B Federal Reporting Years Reference
This reference illustrates the differences among school year (SY), federal fiscal year (FFY), and calendar year (CY)—that is, types of years—as they relate to data that states collect and report to meet their Part B IDEA federal reporting requirements. States can use this handy reference for preparing and submitting their State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPPs/APRs). To report on the 17 different SPP/APR indicators, states use data reflecting different types of years, with unique dates associated with the years.