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  • Recommended Resources for Planning to Evaluate Program Improvement Efforts

    Produced in collaboration with ECTA and NCSI, our new publication Recommended Resources for Planning to Evaluate Program Improvement Efforts (including the SSIP) provides a list of recommended existing resources for state Part C and Part B 619 staff and technical assistance (TA) providers to utilize to support evaluation planning for program improvement efforts including the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP).

  • Aug. 5: Use of Fiscal Data for Budget Development & Management webinar

    Join ECTA and DaSy on August 5 from 3-4 pm EDT for Use of Fiscal Data for Budget Development and Management, which is part of an ECTA webinar series. This webinar is designed to increase the knowledge of Part C Coordinators about the importance of accurate/verified finance data and provide tools for budget development and management that support tracking fiscal obligations, revenues and expenditures. Please register to attend.

  • New Report on Use of SLDS Data

    A new publication from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), A Guide to Using State Longitudinal Data for Applied Research may be useful for state staff as background for interacting with researchers and may help state staff and researchers communicate across their two cultures. It highlights the opportunities and constraints that researchers may encounter in using state longitudinal data systems and offers approaches to addressing some common problems. While primarly addressing K-12 data system, the Guide notes that 43 states link early childhood education data to their K-12 data systems.

  • New Early Childhood Data Privacy page

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has developed a new webpage that offers selected resources (including DaSy publications) about privacy and data sharing with Early Childhood programs in mind. You can access PTAC’s Early Childhood Data Privacy page on their website or from DaSy’s Privacy and Confidentiality page under Resources from Ed-Funded Technical Assistance Centers.

  • New NCES Guide to Alternative SES Measures

    Looking for a more suitable measure of socioeconomic status (SES) than eligibility for free- and reduced-price meal programs? The National Center for Education Statistics has just released a useful guide to help policymakers, program staff, and data staff adopt new measures. The Forum Guide to Alternative Measures of Socioeconomic Status in Education Data Systems identifies the need for new measures; offers practical steps that agencies can take to adopt new measures; and describes eight alternative measures, including potential benefits, challenges, and limitations of each option.

  • New! Framework Self-Assessment Tool

    Our new Framework Self-Assessment is a companion to the ECTA System Framework and the DaSy Data System Framework. Developed by DaSy and ECTA, the self-assessment is an Excel-based tool that provides a structure for state Part C and Section 619/Preschool programs to record the current status of their state system and set priorities for improvement. You can access the Self Assessment Tool on the DaSy website or on the ECTA Center website. Be sure to download both the Guidance document and the Excel tool.

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