Category Archives: Blog Post

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 […]

Linking Early Childhood Data

Remember to include: Leadership, Data Staff, Program Staff, Information Technology Staff

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 […]

Linking Week Day Four: Ensuring Privacy

Thursday: Beyond IDEA - Ensuring Privacy

A major priority when linking data is ensuring that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is protected. Today’s resources can help you ensure privacy while connecting your data sources: Today’s Stay on the linking path: Don’t forget privacy webinar features guidance from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), as well as lessons learned from North Carolina on […]

Linking Week Day Five: All About Those Resources

Icon: Linking Data Resources

Learning effective practices around linking is great in the moment, but can you access that knowledge when you’re ready to act? Today’s resources are intended to provide you with access to helpful resources when you need them: Our Linking it all together . . . ready, set, go! mini-webinar offers key resources from CEDS, CIID, […]

Linking Week Day Three: State Stories

Wednesday: State Stories

Today’s Linking Data resources offer information about states who are working to link their data: Linking to Facilitate Transition Notification shares lessons learned by Kansas and Wisconsin around linking data for effective transition notification. State of the States on Linking Data is an infographic showing data from our 2015 state survey on which states are […]