Author Archives: Laura Zimmermann

New interactive resources for child outcomes data

This 2019 online interactive resource offers an easy-to-understand video that explains how the child outcomes data that local programs collect are converted to the national data reported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It also includes a set of calculators to help users explore how the data are converted, […]

New Tip Sheet Series

This tip sheet series provides concise guidance for collecting and analyzing high-quality data on the implementation of evidence-based practices. The content was designed for staff of state and local early intervention (IDEA Part C) and preschool programs for children with disabilities (IDEA Part B 619), but it is relevant for anyone evaluating the implementation of […]

2019 State Learning Opportunities

We’re offering several exciting new opportunities for you to deepen your knowledge and build state capacity around data topics in 2019. The 2019 State Learning Opportunities flyer lists the new learning groups that are open to states. We know states have many learning opportunities from which to choose, so we recommend that state agency staff […]

New Part C Child Find Funnel Chart Tool

The Child Find Funnel Chart tool is an Excel template for displaying data about infants and toddlers at each step of the Part C process, from referral through exit, for a set of infants and toddlers referred within a specified time span. State or local Part C programs may use this tool to generate a […]

Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education

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This 2018 paper from the Global Family Research Project highlights the critical role of family engagement in creating equitable learning pathways for children, and offers promising high-leverage areas that can be transformative for children, families, schools, and communities. Data sharing (page 19) is one of five levers identified that hold the promise of building strong […]

Webinar Materials Available

If you missed our October 4th webinar exploring our new Data Culture Toolkit, you can find it on our website. Learn the five key steps to building a culture of data use in a state or local program. The webinar presentation, recording, and tip sheet are now posted on the DaSy website under Resources > […]