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Bitterman, Amy; Lammert, Jill; Moore, Hadley; Schaaf, Jennifer – IDEA Data Center, 2021
This resource provides states with an overview on how to gather representative parent involvement data for State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) Indicator B8. The resource defines key concepts such as representativeness, sampling, nonresponse bias, response rates, and weighting. It also offers information on how to improve the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Data Collection, Annual Reports, Sampling
Lomax, Erin – IDEA Data Center, 2021
This resource describes new reporting requirements and measurement changes to Part B State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) Indicator 3. The majority of students with disabilities participate in regular statewide assessments, and a small percentage of students with the most significant disabilities participate in alternate…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Lomax, Erin – IDEA Data Center, 2021
This resource focuses on recent changes in the data sources and measurements of Part B Indicators 1 and 2. It offers a side-by-side comparison of the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) Part B Indicator measurement tables for FFY 2019 and FFY 2020-2025 to highlight relevant differences in SPP/APR reporting of graduation rate…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Educational Indicators, Educational Change
Kimkoff, Tamara; Fiore, Tom; Edwards, Jessica – IDEA Data Center, 2020
This guide describes key steps for developing a well-thought-out plan for evaluating a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The guide provides considerations for how to incorporate each step into an evaluation plan, as well as a series of worksheets that correspond to each step and can be used to facilitate the planning process. The guide,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Improvement, State Standards, Educational Legislation
Schiller, Ellen; Hayes, Susan; Nagle, Katherine – IDEA Data Center, 2020
This white paper offers an approach for using a theory of action as an outline to develop the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) 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: Program Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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
Lammert, Jill; Moore, Hadley; Bitterman, Amy – IDEA Data Center, 2018
This toolkit is designed to assist states as they plan for and carry out their efforts to collect, report, analyze, and use high-quality parent and family involvement data. It defines key concepts; offers guidance on ways to improve the quality of the collection, analysis, and use of parent and family involvement data; and provides resources and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Data Collection, Data Analysis
Crain, Danielle; Long, Terry; Munk, Tom; Nadkarni, Swati; Smith, Steve; Snyder, Laura; Thacker, Chris – IDEA Data Center, 2017
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) added four new data elements related to the local education agency (LEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the MOE Reduction and Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) data collection. This resource, produced by The IDEA Data…
Descriptors: School Districts, Data Collection, Disclosure, Disabilities
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
O'Hara, Nancy; Munk, Tom E.; Reedy, Kristin; D'Agord, Cesar – IDEA Data Center, 2016
This white paper outlines factors in the general education setting that contribute to equitable success for all students. The paper addresses elements of equity, inclusion, and opportunity that can minimize or eliminate success gaps that exist among groups of students. Success gaps are those differences in a variety of educational factors and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Henson, Jim; Gooden, Caroline; Bernstein, Haidee; Romero, Luis; Colgan, Siobhan; Finello, Karen – IDEA Data Center, 2016
This white paper explores the variation among Part C exiting categories as reported by the 50 states and Washington, D.C., using 2012-13 exiting data. Examining factors that may contribute to variation can lead to improved Part C exiting data quality within and across states. Examination of the Part C exiting data shows that 8 of the 10 categories…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
O'Hara, Nancy; Munk, Tom E.; Reedy, Kristin; D'Agord, Cesar – IDEA Data Center, 2016
This rubric can help schools or districts address success gaps that exist between groups of their students, such as gaps in test scores or graduation rates between students with disabilities and other students. The rubric allows a team of users from a school or district to systematically examine the root causes of a success gap by focusing on…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Achievement Gap, Graduation Rate, Students with Disabilities
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