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New Child Find Self-Assessment Tool

The Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) is a valuable tool for State IDEA Part C programs to identify strategies to promote efficiency in their child find systems, with the goal of ensuring children eligible for services are referred and enrolled. States can use the CFSA as a monitoring tool to ensure they have met the regulatory […]

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 […]

Early Childhood Data in Action

Cover: Early Childhood Data in Action: Stories from the Field

This November 2018 report from the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy offers case studies from Indianola, Mississippi; Ventura County, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania using their early childhood data in clear and important ways to tailor more effective interventions and yield better results. Key themes […]