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  • OSEP guidance on reporting preschool educational environments

    New guidance from the Department of Education on inclusive early childhood programs includes key statutory and regulatory requirements, preschool placement options, and guidance about use of IDEA Part B funds. For data data collection purposes, the guidance also includes the Department’s definition of a Regular Early Childhood Program (see pages 5-6).

  • Now available: COS process module session 8

    The eighth and final session of our popular Child Outcomes Summary process module, The Exit COS Rating, outlines what the team should do for the COS rating at program exit. In this session, you will gain an understanding of how to select COS ratings at exit, the types of progress a child can make in an early intervention or early childhood special education program, and how to answer the COS “progress question.”

  • Updated FAQ for SSIP Phase III submission

    On January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released an updated FAQ for the SSIP phase III submission and resources to support phase III work. The updated document is posted on GRADS 360.

  • The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale

    New from the IDEA Data Center (IDC), this 2-1/2 minute video is an engaging animated story that shows how data inform early intervention decisions for a baby with disabilities. The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale also illustrates how secure data are combined at the local, state, and national levels to help leaders make informed decisions that support the needs of children with disabilities and their families.

  • New IDC White Paper: Examining Part C Exiting Data Variation

    The latest resource from the IDEA Data Center (IDC) explores variation among Part C Exiting categories as reported by the 50 states and Washington, D.C., using 2012-13 exiting data. Examination of the Part C Exiting data show that 8 of the 10 categories had relatively wide variation among states. The paper investigates state characteristics that may influence exiting data variation, as well as possible strategies for improving data quality. Find this white paper in IDC’s Resource Library.

  • New pop-out glossary definitions feature

    We know you’re busy, so we’ve revamped our DaSy Data System Glossary to be easier to use. In addition to the alphabetical list, terms are also linked throughout the DaSy website, with “pop-out” definition text for easy reference. Each glossary item includes a definition, the source of the definition, and a link to the relevant DaSy Framework Subcomponent. Simply roll your mouse over a blue highlighted term to view the pop-out definition, or click to see the definition page. Here’s an example: Personally identifiable information (PII).

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