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New book on Early Childhood Data Governance

A new book from Teachers College Press features a chapter by DaSy staff members Missy Cochenour and Kathleen Hebbeler. Their chapter, “Early Childhood Data Governance: A Prerequisite for Answering Important Policy Questions” appears in Early Childhood Governance: Choices and Consequences. The book examines successful approaches to early childhood governance, and is described as “an honest […]

OSEP Launches New Website to Publicly Report 618 Data

OSEP’s new website to publicly report the IDEA Section 618 data hosts IDEA Section 618 data files, data documentation files with information about the data elements and format of the data files, data notes associated with the IDEA Section 618 data files, and links to other sites that provide data and information on children with […]

Early Learning is One of Six Priorities in New SLDS Competition

Recently, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) invited State Educational Agencies to apply for new grants to design, develop, and implement Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) to accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data. This competition focuses on enhancing States’ capacity to use longitudinal data systems to identify problems and drive improvement efforts. […]

New SSIP Topical Page on ECTA Website

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center‘s new State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) topical page highlights information and relevant links from Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) about the SSIP Phase I process, SSIP-related webinars from ECTA Center and other TA partners, and information on joining Communities of Practice focusing on this important work.

Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Version 5 Released

CEDS is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of education data elements to enable more consistent and comparable data. The newly released Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Version 5 spans P-20W (early learning through workforce) and includes new and updated early learning elements.