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Understanding and Using Fiscal Data: A Guide for Part C Staff

This online learning site is intended to help state Part C lead agency staff better understand strategic fiscal policy questions, the fiscal data elements needed to address those questions, and the benefits of using these data. Fiscal data provides powerful information for decision-making, program management, and policy-making. The use of fiscal data, especially when paired […]

State Early Childhood Inclusion Self-Assessment

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This 2017 self-assessment tool provides a framework for examining key aspects of a State infrastructure that are useful for promoting high quality inclusive practices, programs and policies. The sections of the self-assessment are organized by the nine state recommendations of the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs (2015). Published […]

Including Early Intervention in Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems: Lessons Learned and Benefits Realized

Conference: International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) Date: June 2016 Presenters: Missy Coffey Cochenour, Kathleen Hebbeler, & Abby Winer Schachner In the last decade there has been a policy shift in the United States to build more powerful data systems to improve services and outcomes for all young children including those with disabilities. In this […]

Critical Questions About Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

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This 2015 resource compiles a set of Critical Questions that a quality state data system for early intervention (EI) or early childhood special education (ECSE) should provide data to answer. The answers to these questions serve various functions, including supporting the state agency in effectively administering the program, meeting accountability requirements for EI and ECSE, […]

Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government

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This 2014 report outlines the first comprehensive framework that policymakers can follow to build a system of evidence-based governing. By leveraging the power of this approach, governments can reduce wasteful spending, expand innovative programs, and strengthen accountability. The report presents five key components to implementing evidence-based policymaking: – Program assessment – Budget development – Implementation […]

Making Data Meaningful

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This 2013 article provides commentary on how the conversations people are having about education data have changed. It provides key components of effective data-sharing practices. Published by Harvard Family Research Project Link to Article

Early Childhood Data Sources

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This webpage provides links to national and state-by-state data, policies and initiatives related to early childhood care and education. Published by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center) Link to Webpage