The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale

The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale is an engaging animated story that shows how data inform early intervention decisions for a baby with special needs. The video also illustrates how secure data are combined at the local, state, and national levels to help leaders make informed decisions that support the needs of children with disabilities and their families.

The Story of Data: A Special Education Tale

The Story of Data: A Special Education Tale animation shows how confidential data for a kindergarten student provide important information about her unique needs. Like the Early Childhood Tale, this video also shows how secure IDEA data are pooled to help leaders make relevant program and policy decisions.

The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data

The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data features state early intervention and special education professionals and OSEP staff describing how high-quality IDEA data help ensure that children with disabilities receive the early intervention and special education services they need. This video also provides a brief introduction to the history of IDEA and the evolution of data use in early intervention and special education.

Welcome to IDC

Watch this video to hear more about the work IDC is doing with states.

What Are Success Gaps

This short video defines and gives examples of success gaps in education.