Author Archives: Elaine Mulligan

About Elaine Mulligan

Elaine Mulligan is a Communications Specialist with the DaSy Center at SRI International.

Confidentiality Toolkit

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This resource tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) supports state and local efforts by bringing greater clarity to the rules governing confidentiality in ACF and certain related programs by providing examples of how confidentiality requirements can be addressed and met in a manner fully consistent […]

Data Retention and Destruction guidance

It is critical that state Part C and Part B 619 governance policies address record retention and data destruction. The newest section of our Data Governance Toolkit provides guidance, key considerations, and an editable template for creating your state policy. Check out Data Retention and Destruction!

DaSy work featured in OSEP Update

The August 2018 OSEP Update focused on Targeting Outcomes and Improving Results. OSEP Director Ruth Ryder wrote about our recent Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference and celebration of the 15th anniversary of Child and Family Outcomes data collection. Our new Data Culture Toolkit was also featured in the newsletter. You can read the August issue […]

Interactive Public Reporting Engine

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The IDEA Data Center’s Interactive Public Reporting Engine uses the IDEA Section 618 data states submit to OSEP to create easy-to-read charts and graphs. This tool provides an interactive way for states to meet federally mandated IDEA data public reporting requirements. Link to Tool

Best Practices for Determining Subgroup Size in Accountability Systems While Protecting Personally Identifiable Student Information

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This 2017 report from the Institute of Education Sciences’ National Center for Education Statistics was created to assist states as they develop accountability systems that (1) comply with ESSA; (2) incorporate sound statistical practices and protections; and (3) meet the information needs of state accountability reporting, while still protecting the privacy of individual students. Link […]