Category Archives: Blog Post

Linking to Facilitate Transition Notification

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With the focus this week on linking data between Part C and Part B 619, it is helpful to look at states that have already begun the linking process through innovative methods of sharing data for transition notification. In the 2016 DaSy Spotlight: Data Linkages Between Part C and Part B – Transition Notification publication, […]

State of the States on Linking Data


This infographic from DaSy’s 2017 Focus on Linking Part C and Part B 619 Data week offers data from our 2015 state survey on which states are linking EI and ECSE data, what proportion of states use the same unique child ID for both EI and ECSE programs, and how EI and ECSE programs are […]

Linking Data Week Day Two: Critical Questions — Why Link?

Tuesday: Critical Questions -- Why link?

Today, our Linking Data resources focus on how linking can help you to answer important questions about early intervention and early childhood special education programs and services: Answer the Question! explores the types of questions that you will be able to address with linked data, and how the answers to those questions may support program […]

Answer the Question!

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What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of the question. – Jonas Salk Questions—ones that get at important topics that are meaningful to Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) state agencies—are often at the heart of Part C and 619 coordinators’ and Part C and B […]

So you submitted your Phase III SSIP report… What now?

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Look no further than our new State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) evaluation resource special collection! In order to increase visibility and access to the range of SSIP resources on other center pages, DaSy has developed a special collection section on the DaSy Resource Library page. The collection consists of an annotated list of recommended resources […]

Oh, the stories you can find in our maps!

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We at Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center) are data fiends. We love this quote: Data, I think, is one of the most powerful mechanisms for telling stories. I take a huge pile of data and I try to get it to tell stories. -Steven Levitt, co-author, Freakonomics One of the ways […]

What does it take to create a good RFP for a new data system?

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Sorry, your data system will not perform as desired forever. Requirements, technology, expectations all change. Even with the best maintenance, your data system will eventually become antiquated. Replacing it may require a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit interested vendors. And even if the new data system is built in-house, developing data system specifications that […]