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ERIC Number: ED560934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Understanding and Using Fiscal Data: A Guide for Part C State Staff
Greer, Maureen; Kilpatrick, Jamie; Nelson, Robin; Reid, Kellen
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
This document provides an overview of the critical role of fiscal data in state Part C systems. This information is intended to help state Part C lead agency staff better understand strategic fiscal policy questions, the fiscal data elements needed to address those questions, and the benefits of using these data. Fiscal data provide powerful information for decision-making, program management, and policy-making. The use of fiscal data, especially when paired with child and family demographic data and data about services, can help state Part C staff and stakeholders better understand the dynamics that influence the Part C program and its financing. This document is divided into four sections: (1) the importance of collecting fiscal data; (2) what fiscal data should be collected and where those data can be located; (3) sample templates for planning data analysis; and (4) a glossary of fiscal terms that are important to establish a common terminology.
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy). 333 Ravenswood Avenue BS 140, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Tel: 650-859-3881; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy); SRI International
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C
Grant or Contract Numbers: H373Z120002