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’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 […]
The Center for the Integration of IDEA Data’s (CIID’s) latest topical brief, Benefits of an Integrated Data System, defines and delineates the costs and potential benefits of an integrated data system.
DaSy’s new guide, Planning, Conducting, and Documenting Data Analysis for Program Improvement, was developed to help technical assistance (TA) providers and state staff define and limit the scope of data analysis for program improvement efforts, including the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The tool was designed to help states in developing a plan for data […]
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. […]
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.
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.