Author Archives: Elaine Mulligan

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About Elaine Mulligan

Elaine Mulligan is a Communications Specialist with the DaSy Center at SRI International.

Support for collecting, report, and analyzing IDEA data

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Making the Right Call: Improving State Capacity to Meet the Data Collection and Reporting Requirements summarizes the goals and focus areas of each of the four Office of Special Education (OSEP) Technical Assistance (TA) Centers funded to offer resources and TA to help improve the capacity of states to meet the Individuals with Disabilities Education […]

Double-Check Federal Privacy Requirements before You Link

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As you plan to link data, be sure you check federal privacy requirements for sharing personally identifiable information (PII). One very helpful resource to consider is Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS). This document was issued in October 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education. It provides […]

New IDEA website!

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The U.S. Department of Education recently launched its revamped IDEA website. The new site design drew on user input and includes improved site navigation and design, expanded search options, resources for specific audiences, and expanded content organized into topics. Check out the new website at https://sites.ed.gov/idea/.

Linking Early Childhood Data collection featured on Early Learning website

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Early Learning initiative page now features our special collection of resources related to linking data across programs. The collection includes resources from the DaSy Center, Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID), Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), U.S. Department of Education, and more. Read […]

Linking Early Childhood Data

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This infographic from DaSy’s 2017 Focus on Linking Part C and Part B 619 Data week offers an illustration of some important steps for states to consider when linking data between Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). It can be a useful tool to share when approaching conversations with data partners about […]

Where are the Data?

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This infographic from DaSy’s 2017 Focus on Linking Part C and Part B 619 Data week offers illustrations of four different scenarios for housing Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) data in a state. It can be a useful tool to share when approaching conversations with data partners about linking.

Part C and Part B 619 Data: A commitment worth making

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In February of 2016, the state-driven Linking Part C and Part B 619 Cohort began with the hope of joining or “wedding” data from these two programs to address program and policy questions such as planning for and implementing smooth transitions, evaluating outcomes for children enrolled in these programs, and streamlining and improving the accuracy […]