Tag Archives: IDEA

A Guide to SSIP Evaluation Planning

This guide was developed by the IDEA Data Center (IDC) Evaluation Workgroup for use by IDC technical assistance providers when assisting state staff in planning State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) evaluations. It identifies steps and considerations for developing a high-quality SSIP evaluation plan based on OSEP’s SSIP Phase II Guidance and Review Tools. It is […]

The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data

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The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data features state early intervention and special education professionals and OSEP staff describing how high-quality IDEA data help ensure that children with disabilities receive the early intervention and special education services to which they are entitled. This video from IDEA Data Center (IDC) also provides a brief introduction to the […]

A Little Privacy Please? Safeguarding the Privacy of Young Children with Disabilities under IDEA and FERPA

This webinar featured privacy and legal experts from the U.S. Department of Education discussing answers to frequently asked questions related to privacy and confidentiality for IDEA early childhood programs. This webinar directly supports OSEP’s recently-released document, Understanding the Confidentiality Requirement Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Presented by Susan Kauffman (OSEP), […]

Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs FAQS

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) developed these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist early childhood programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) — Part B section 611, Part B section 619, and Part C — with addressing privacy and confidentiality questions. Sections include General IDEA and FERPA […]

IDEA and FERPA Privacy Provisions: Understanding the Basics

Conference: Division for Early Childhood Date: October 2015 Presenters: Ross Lemke & Sharon Walsh This 2015 DEC conference presentation informs viewers of the privacy provisions under IDEA Part C, IDEA Part B, and FERPA. It covers the basics surrounding the legal requirements surrounding the protection of personally identifiable information of children with disabilities and where […]

Introduction to Procedural Safeguards

This 2015 module takes a detailed look at the procedural safeguards included in Part C of IDEA. The procedural safeguards in Part C of IDEA are designed to protect the rights of parents and their infant or toddler with a disability, as well as give families and early intervention lead agencies a way to resolve disputes. Published by: Center […]

IDEA Section 618 Data Products

This website publicly reports the IDEA Section 618 data and associated documentation. This site hosts: IDEA Section 618 data files (historical and newly released data); Data Documentation Files which will provide information about the data elements and format of the data files; data notes associated with the IDEA Section 618 data files; and links to […]

New Data Manager Welcome Toolkit

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This 2015 toolkit contains basic information about IDEA 618 data collections, data systems, and TA centers available to all Data Managers. It also includes a description of IDC and the state liaison model, information on first contacts to make, as well as frequently used websites and acronyms. Published by: IDEA Data Center (IDC) Link to […]

DaSy Data System Framework: A Tool for Building High-Quality State Part C and Section 619 Data Systems

This 2015 webinar introduces the key components of the DaSy Data System Framework. DaSy staff and state representatives share the potential uses of the framework for improving Part C and/or 619 data systems and improving the quality and use of IDEA data. The associated self-assessment tool and resource collection are also discussed. Presented by Kellen […]