Author: Margaret Gillis, Kathryn Morrison, & Haidee Bernstein In reviewing the data on the percentage of children birth to 3 years old that my state’s Part C program serves, I noticed that we serve a much lower percentage of children as compared with the national average. I want to understand why my state’s percentage is […]
November 12, 2019 Webinar Recording Please join the SLDS Program on Tuesday, November 12th from 2:45 pm to 4 pm EST for an SLDS webinar on Collaboration to Support Data System Modernization. States continue to make progress in building infrastructure and streamlining processes to collect, connect, and report information. However, with aging technologies, talent shortages, […]
Having high-quality child outcomes data is more important than ever. The data are a focus of accountability in OSEP’s Results Driven Accountability Initiative. State early intervention and preschool special education programs collect and use these data to measure progress towards program-level and system-wide outcomes.
Author: Bruce Bull, DaSy Like most things in life, data systems don’t last forever. Data systems need to be enhanced to keep current with new data requirements, security standards, improved business logic, performance speed, and other functionality. When a state decides to modify a data system, the changes are likely to impact the work conducted […]
Authors: Denise Mauzy and Haidee Bernstein, DaSy A recent policy guide from the Education Commission of the States asserts that “when states treat data collection and analysis as a lesser function, they struggle to maintain a compelling vision for education data.” (von Zastro & Perez, Jr., 2019). We at DaSy agree because we know that […]
This 619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator is an Excel-based analytic tool that can be used to determine the percent of children exiting the program with complete child outcomes data as a proportion of the 3 – 5 child count. For the child outcomes Preschool Special Education Reporting (Indicator 7), data are complete when there […]
Authors: Denise Mauzy, Bruce Bull, and Haidee Bernstein, DaSy I just learned about two different data breaches! I know my state needs to strengthen our data breach polices and hold privacy trainings! The first incident was in a small rural jurisdiction. They released a data report highlighting the great progress their children have made. Although […]