Tag Archives: Policy

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

Data for Action 2014: Paving the Path to Success

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This 2014 report presents the key findings of DQC’s 2014 survey, including detailed state-by-state status; the national landscape of education data and policy; examples from leading states; and information on how states are serving the data needs of teachers, parents, school and district administrators, policymakers, and the public. Published by The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) […]

CEDS Connect Tool

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This tool allows users to find and create “Connections” among data elements to address practical applications across the P-20W environment, for example, answering policy questions, calculating metrics and indicators, and reporting to the federal government. Currently, the tool addresses four policy questions in early learning. Link to Tool

IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions

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This 2014 document is a side-by-side comparison of the legal provisions and definitions in IDEA Part B, IDEA Part C and FERPA. It is intended to help differentiate these statutes and provide comparisons for the shared definitions. Published by: U.S. Department of Education Link to Document (PDF)