Blueprint for Success: Using Your Theory of Action to Guide SSIP Implementation and Evaluation
IDC presented Blueprint for Success: Using Your Theory of Action to Guide SSIP Implementation and Evaluation. State Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIPs) are multi-year efforts to improve results for children and youth with disabilities. This webinar emphasized the role of the SSIP theory of action in guiding implementation and evaluation activities throughout the cycle of the SSIP. Participants learned how to review their SSIP activities and theory of action to ensure continued alignment and improve the likelihood of positive results. Presenters shared key IDC resources available to support states in their SSIP evaluation work. Intended audiences include SSIP Coordinators, State Directors of Special Education, and other relevant state staff.
Format: Quick ReferenceSPP/APR Indicator Card
IDC has created a laminated card that states can use when referring to the Part B SPP/APR Indicators. Indicator cards are available for the FFY 2019 SPP/APR and for the FFY2020-2025 SPP/APR. The front of the card has the Part B Indicators and the back includes information about the SSIP Indicator B17. States can contact their IDC State Liaisons for more information or to obtain the card. Information on IDC State Liaisons is available at the IDC website TA page.
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: Guides and BriefsUsing a Theory of Action to Develop Performance Indicators to Measure Progress Toward a SiMR
This white paper focuses on the relationship between SSIP Phases I and II by demonstrating how the theory of action can be used to develop the SSIP evaluation plan and performance indicators that measure progress toward the SIMR.
Format: Guides and BriefsOperationalizing Your SSIP Evaluation: A Self-Assessment Tool
The purpose of this tool is to lead those within a state responsible for implementing their SSIP evaluation through the process of operationalizing their SSIP evaluation plan in tandem with implementation efforts. State staff can use this interactive self-assessment to gauge their team’s progress on key components necessary for fully executing their SSIP evaluation plan and to identify action steps needed to realize the greatest benefit from their evaluation efforts.
Format: Quick ReferenceDue Dates for SY 2022-23 IDEA Data
IDC updates this list of EDFacts Submission System (ESS) files and EMAPS submissions due dates for SY 2022-23 so you don't have to! Download it and pin it to your refrigerator where it'll help you stay cool.
Format: Guides and BriefsFFY 2020–25 Part B SPP/APR Changes at a Glance
The FFY 2020–25 Part B SPP/APR Changes at a Glance resource is a quick overview for tracking updates to indicators in the new FFY 2020–25 SPP/APR package. For each of the 17 SPP/APR indicators, the table denotes whether there will be no changes, minor changes and/or clarifications, changes to response rates and representativeness, changes to data sources, and new components.