A 2015 report from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) and the Urban Institute on data use for program planning and quality improvement finds that Head Start programs face many of the same facilitators and impediments to data use as organizations in other fields. Understanding Data Use for Continuous Quality Improvement in Head […]
The Call for Proposals for the 2015 OSEP Leadership Conference has been extended! Submit your proposal for a one-hour breakout session or poster session by Thursday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The OSEP Leadership Conference will be July 27-29 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.
This week is the first of three IDC Interactive Institutes on High-Quality Data & the SSIP. These collaborative two-day Institutes will build capacity of states to obtain and use high-quality data to plan, implement, and evaluate their SSIP. Hosted by the IDEA Data Center in collaboration with DaSy Center, ECTA Center, NCSI, and NTACT, the […]
The Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) invites applicants to a year-long Leadership Academy to strengthen leadership and management competencies of individuals with responsibilities for early childhood education programs in state departments of education (SEAs), early learning agencies and other state early childhood education agencies. Find detailed information about the Academy, information about the […]
A new book from Teachers College Press features a chapter by DaSy staff members Missy Cochenour and Kathleen Hebbeler. Their chapter, “Early Childhood Data Governance: A Prerequisite for Answering Important Policy Questions” appears in Early Childhood Governance: Choices and Consequences. The book examines successful approaches to early childhood governance, and is described as “an honest […]
OSEP’s new website to publicly report the IDEA Section 618 data hosts IDEA Section 618 data files, data documentation files with information about the data elements and format of the data files, data notes associated with the IDEA Section 618 data files, and links to other sites that provide data and information on children with […]
The Center for the Integration of IDEA Data’s (CIID’s) latest topical brief, Benefits of an Integrated Data System, defines and delineates the costs and potential benefits of an integrated data system.
DaSy’s new guide, Planning, Conducting, and Documenting Data Analysis for Program Improvement, was developed to help technical assistance (TA) providers and state staff define and limit the scope of data analysis for program improvement efforts, including the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The tool was designed to help states in developing a plan for data […]
Recently, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) invited State Educational Agencies to apply for new grants to design, develop, and implement Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) to accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data. This competition focuses on enhancing States’ capacity to use longitudinal data systems to identify problems and drive improvement efforts. […]
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center‘s new State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) topical page highlights information and relevant links from Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) about the SSIP Phase I process, SSIP-related webinars from ECTA Center and other TA partners, and information on joining Communities of Practice focusing on this important work.