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New OPRE Report on Quality Improvement in Head Start

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 […]

IDC Interactive Institute in Albuquerque, NM

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 […]

2015-2016 CEELO Leadership Academy

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 […]

New book on Early Childhood Data Governance

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 Launches New Website to Publicly Report 618 Data

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 […]

Early Learning is One of Six Priorities in New SLDS Competition

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. […]

New SSIP Topical Page on ECTA Website

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.