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Improving Part C Results and Compliance: A Six-Step Inquiry Cycle

This six-step inquiry process helps states improve educational results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities while ensuring compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through state monitoring activities. The six steps describe a chronological process to assist states in selecting a focus area, collecting and using data to monitor this focus area, completing […]

ECDataWorks Virtual Conference Feb 22-26, 2021

ECDataWorks (ECDW) supports state early care and education systems to advance policy and programs through the strategic use of integrated data. To continue to support state teams, ECDW is hosting a national meeting, Building Resilient Data Analytics Virtual Convening, on February 22-26, 2021. The convening will highlight national examples, hear from leading experts in data […]

IDEA Part C Data Notes

The IDEA Part C Data Notes brief describes the purpose of data notes for Part C 618 data collections and how they are used in OSEP’s data quality review process. This resource also provides tips and best practices for writing and submitting data notes. IDEA Part C Data Notes

FFY 2018 Child and Family Outcomes Data Highlights

December 2020 The ECTA and DaSy Center staff completed their national child outcomes data analysis. Watch this webinar recording to learn more about national performance data for indicators C3 and B7, including national data, state variations in performance, and TA resources. Webinar Presentation Webinar Archive

2018 SPP/APR Indicator Analyses for Part B and Part C

On November 23, 2020, The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released its annual report on implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Please share widely as states are beginning their new SPP/APR submissions. OSEP will host a session in January 2021 to seek feedback on the FFY 2018 […]

National Center on Deaf Blindness (NCDB) Website

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) has launched a new website. It contains extensive information about deaf-blindness and educational practices for children and youth who are deaf-blind, information about and for state deaf-blind projects, and resources for families. Please visit to learn about deaf-blindness and NCDB. National Center on Deaf-Blindness Website

New DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide

Quick reference guide

This new DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide is to assist your staff in bringing important information about IDEA Part C data requirements into one document, along with links to relevant websites and resources. This resource can be used by Part C staff who are responsible for the collection, reporting, or analysis of IDEA […]

Determining A Child’s Eligibility for Early Intervention Services Remotely

Determining eligibllity

Included here are guidance, considerations, and resources for state staff and local practitioners who are determining Part C eligibility remotely. As a result of COVID-19, many states are having to determine a child’s eligibility for Part C services remotely using a variety of approaches such as teleconference, videoconference, and sharing information and video synchronously and […]

Newly Released OSEP Fast Facts

OSEP is pleased to introduce our newly released Fast Fact focusing on children with disabilities ages 3 through 5 served under Part B, section 619 of the IDEA. For the OSEP Fast Facts: Children 3 through 5 Served Under IDEA Part B Section 619, we present data from the data collections authorized under IDEA Section […]