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Crain, Danielle; Doutre, Sara; Smith, Steve; Thacker, Chris; Long, Terry; Nadkarni, Swati; Snyder, Laura – IDEA Data Center, 2018
The "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA) refers to two types of Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS): voluntary CEIS and comprehensive CEIS. Each scenario describes a local education agency's (LEA's) implementation of voluntary or comprehensive CEIS and how the LEA or state could track the amount LEAs reserved…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Long, Terry; Lee, Shen; Thacker, Chris; Crain, Danielle; Doutre, Sara; Smith, Steve; Johnson, Laura; Nadkarni, Swati – IDEA Data Center, 2017
This resource is a set of three tools state education agencies (SEAs) can use with their districts, schools, and providers to assist them in tracking the finances, services, and student data associated with Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS). These three tools include one for provider(s), school(s), and local education agencies (LEAs).…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Nimkoff, Tamara; Shaver, Debbie; Schroeder, Kim; Fiore, Tom – IDEA Data Center, 2017
During Phase III of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), states will assess progress on implementing their SSIPs. This assessment entails evaluating and reporting on progress toward short-term and long-term outcomes as well as the SiMR. The purpose of this interactive self-assessment tool is to lead those within a state responsible for…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Program Implementation, Stakeholders, Evaluation Methods
Blackorby, Jose; Taylor, Cornelia; Wei, Xin – IDEA Data Center, 2016
Educators are using growth models for a variety of accountability, instructional planning, and evaluation purposes in U.S. schools. This white paper, with a focus on special education populations, provides state and local education personnel with an overview of issues to consider with growth models, a look at models currently in use, and a…
Descriptors: Growth Models, Special Education, Outcomes of Education, State Programs
Kelley, Grace; Lucas, Anne; Colgan, Siobhan; Taylor, Cornelia; Eslinger, Carolee; Vinh, Megan; Mathur-Kalluri, Monica – IDEA Data Center, 2016
The SSIP [State Systemic Improvement Plan] Phase II Process Guide describes the steps needed to accomplish the work of the three components of Phase II. Thus, the SSIP Phase II Process Guide is organized according to the following sequential phases of work to be done, rather than by the three components: (1) Kicking off Phase II; (2) Developing…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Stakeholders, Program Improvement, Outcomes of Education
Kim, Kellie; Schiller, Ellen; Meinders, Dona; Nadkarni, Swati; Bull, Bruce; Crain, Danielle; Huennekens, Bill; O'Hara, Nancy; Thacker, Christopher – IDEA Data Center, 2015
This white paper provides a snapshot of available policies and guidance related to online learning and students with disabilities from a small group of states that require online experience as part of high school graduation or report a higher number of online course enrollments. The Appendix allows for a quick scan of the following 12 elements…
Descriptors: State Policy, Electronic Learning, Position Papers, Definitions
Ruggiero, Tony; Kahn, Lynne – IDEA Data Center, 2015
This paper provides Part C and Part B state staff an opportunity to learn about considerations that could support changing their State-Identified Measurable Result (SIMR) baselines or targets. States are required to focus on a particular SIMR. The SIMR must be a child, youth, or family outcome and cannot be a process outcome. The SIMR might be,…
Descriptors: State Standards, Measurement Techniques, Measurement Objectives, Benchmarking
Schiller, Ellen; Hayes, Susan; Nagle, Katherine – IDEA Data Center, 2015
This white paper offers an approach for using a theory of action as an outline to develop the SSIP [State Systemic Improvement Plan] Phase II evaluation questions and plan that will guide the SSIP work in Phase III and beyond. Key areas of focus include generating evaluation questions at each level of outcomes, identifying essential steps and…
Descriptors: State Programs, Evaluation, Planning, Improvement Programs