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Mauzy, Denise; Bull, Bruce; Gould, Tate – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2016
Since the initial authorizing legislation for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1986, the scope and complexity of data collected by Part C programs have significantly increased. Formal governance establishes responsibility for Part C data and enables program staff to improve the effectiveness of data processes and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2016
The Self-Assessment Comparison (SAC) Tool is for state Part C and Section 619/Preschool programs to use to assess changes in the implementation of one or more components of the ECTA System Framework and/or subcomponenets of the DaSy Data System Framework. It is a companion to the ECTA/DaSy Framework Self-Assessment. Key features of the SAC are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Greer, Maureen; Kilpatrick, Jamie; McCullough, Katy; Reid, Kellen – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2016
This 2016 document is designed to provide state Part C staff with guidance on using fiscal data to analyze and revise their allocation methodology. Allocation methodology is the process -- including practices, strategies, procedures, and policies -- used by Part C state staff to equitably distribute funds to meet the needs of the system, including…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
Winer, Abby; Taylor, Cornelia; Derrington, Taletha; Lucas, Anne – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2015
This 2015 document was developed to help technical assistance (TA) providers and state staff define and limit the scope of data analysis for program improvement efforts, including the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP); develop a plan for data analysis; document alternative hypotheses and additional analyses as they are generated; and…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Data Analysis, Documentation, Planning
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2015
This 2015 quick reference guide is designed to assist states in understanding what information needs to be available in order for stakeholders to assist in selecting potential improvement strategies that will increase capacity of Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Early Intervention Services (EIS) programs, and practitioners to improve results for…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Educational Improvement, Early Intervention, Infants
Gould, Tate; Nicholas, Amy; Ruggiero, Tony; Blandford, William; Thayer, Sara; Bull, Bruce – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2015
There are several types of data systems that support data from Part C/619 programs. Although the system types have similarities, each has its own unique characteristics and purposes. The attributes that make one type of data system a particularly good fit for one data-related need or function can be less desirable for another need or function. In…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Storage, Accountability, Federal Legislation
Derrington, Taletha; Peters, Mary Louise; Mauzy, Denise; Ruggiero, Robert – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2015
This 2015 state spotlight document describes how Alaska Part C improved the referral of children from Child Welfare to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Program by an automated transfer of data from Child Welfare to Part C for substantiated cases of child maltreatment (i.e., child abuse and/or neglect).
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities
Winer, Abby; Hebbeler, Kathy; Nelson, Robin; Gundler, Darla; Cate, Debbie; Hudson, Laura; Taylor, Cornelia; Peters, Mary Louise – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2015
What is a high-quality statewide data system? One characteristic is that it provides the information needed to address important questions about early intervention and early childhood special education. But what are those questions? What questions should data users, such as program directors, advocates, and policymakers, be asking? The Center for…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Accountability
Greer, Maureen; Kilpatrick, Jamie; McCullough, Katy; Reid, Kellen – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2015
"Use of Data for Fiscal Management of State Part C Systems" is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of lead agency staff regarding the use of data for appropriate fiscal management of Part C. This document addresses budget development and management. This document has three sections: (1) Budget Development and Management; (2)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Vinh, Megan; Lucas, Anne; Taylor, Cornelia; Kelley, Grace; Kasprzak, Christina – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2014
This roadmap provides a description of the activities involved in the development of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) (SPP/APR Indicators C11 and B17) due to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on April 1, 2015. The roadmap is intended to support states with completing Phase I of the SSIP process. This document provides…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Special Education, Change Strategies, Teamwork
Gould, Tate; Nicholas, Amy; Blandford, William; Ruggiero, Tony; Peters, Mary; Thayer, Sara – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2014
This overview of the basic components of a data dictionary is designed to educate and inform IDEA Part C and Part B 619 state staff about the purpose and benefits of having up-to-date data dictionaries for their data systems. This report discusses the following topics: (1) What Is a Data Dictionary?; (2) Why Is a Data Dictionary Needed and How Can…
Descriptors: Data, Dictionaries, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2014
This 2014 document is intended to assist early intervention service programs and providers and preschool special education programs and agencies in maintaining compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements under IDEA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act] and FERPA [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act]. It reviews the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Special Education, Compliance (Legal)
Lucas, Anne; Kelley, Grace – Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2014
The purpose of this document is to support States in writing the narrative for Phase I of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). It provides an outline for States to use in organizing their narrative content to ensure that all required components are addressed. The outline includes considerations on information States might include in their…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, State Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2014
This 2014 document is an adaptation of the 2012 release of "Data Sharing Agreement Checklist" intended for K-12 audiences. Presented as a checklist, the document summarizes the requirements for the written agreements under the audit or evaluation exception that is specified in FERPA and that also applies to the IDEA for Part C early…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Check Lists, Early Intervention, Federal Legislation
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2014
This 2014 document is an adaptation of the 2012 release of "Frequently Asked Questions--Disclosure Avoidance" intended for K-12 audiences. Presented here in the form of responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) are suggestions intended to provide guidance to IDEA Part C early intervention and Part B 619 preschool special education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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