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  • An IDC Sponsored Event
    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.

  • An IDC Resource

    Format: Quick Reference

    Checklist to Identify and Address SSIP Data Quality Issues

    In State Performance Report/Annual Performance Plan (SPP/APR) reports, states are required to identify data quality issues that may have arisen during their Indicator 17 State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) work. Using this checklist can help state staff who are responsible for the SSIP apply the principles of high-quality data to identify any data quality issues that the state should report. The checklist includes questions that states can ask themselves to recognize data quality issues that may exist. It provides potential consequences of the issues and offers suggested actions that states can take to address the issues.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Considerations 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.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Quick Reference

    Due Dates for SY 2021-22 IDEA Data

    A list of EDFacts due dates for SY 2021-22. IDC updates this list annually, and it contains dates for both EDFacts Submission System (ESS) files and EMAPS submissions.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    FFY 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.  

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    Operationalizing 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.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Quick Reference

    SPP/APR Indicator Cards

    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.