Category Archives: DaSy Center

Including IFSP Information in Your Part C Data System

The resources in this 2018 toolkit are intended to support decision-making for states that wish to develop or enhance an IDEA Part C data system. For each feature, a comprehensive set of resources and information is provided, including: Connections to the DaSy Data System Framework; Potential data elements needed to develop various aspects of the […]

Navigating Options for Online Professional Development: Examples from the Field

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Amy Nicholas, Kellen Reid, & Christina Kasprzak This poster shares state approaches to integrating online learning in EI/ECSE professional development (PD) programs, including the use of online modules, learning objects, and PD built using […]

Data-Informed Stakeholders: Building Family Capacity to Understand and Use EI/ECSE Program Data

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Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Darla Gundler, Amy Nicholas, & Kerry Belodoff This interactive session addresses the potential challenges families face in today’s data-rich world of EI/ECSE. Strategies for building capacity in family leaders as stakeholders to use […]

Pretend New Publication

This 2016 State Spotlight describes the partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education to build a statewide longitudinal data system with linkages across early intervention, early childhood special education, school-age special education, and general education. The brief also offers guiding questions for other […]

Who’s in Charge of My Data? Protecting Data with Effective Data Governance

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Conference: STATS-DC Date: August 2017 Presenters: Denise Mauzy, Meredith Miceli, Kara Arzamendia, & Jeff Sellers Data governance in programs is often over-looked due to competing priorities for resources and time, or because it is subsumed under an existing larger data governance structure. A formal data governance structure with clearly written policies and procedures that support education […]

SSIP Evaluation Workshops: Introductory Webinar

This webinar introduced an exciting opportunity to participate in two online workshop series for Part C and Part B 619 program staff: evaluating infrastructure improvements, and evaluating early intervention/early childhood special education practice change and fidelity. Each workshop series will involve hands-on work and offer concrete strategies for improving or fine-tuning your SSIP evaluation plan. […]

Introduction to Self-Assessment Comparison Tool

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This 2018 video is designed to help you get starting with using the Excel-based Self-Assessment Comparison Tool to examine changes over time in the implementation of the ECTA and DaSy System Frameworks. This 5 minute video offers instructions and demonstrations of the tool. More detailed instructions are available in the Guidance for Using the Self-Assessment […]

Linking SSIP Implementation and Evaluation: Learning from States

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2017 Presenters: Abby Schachner, Anne Lucas, Christy Cronheim, Stacy Kong, & Maria Ospoyich This presentation shares strategies used by three Part C states, Idaho, Hawaii and Colorado to ensure plans were feasible, manageable and meaningful and that implementation activities were clearly connected to their evaluation. This presentation also presents […]