Category Archives: STATS-DC

No Longer Invisible: Addressing Equity Through Data Use

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: August 17, 2021 Presenters: Grace Kelley and Cindy Weigel Equity issues exist in multiple places throughout early childhood special education service delivery from pre-referral though transition – but they will remain invisible unless committed leaders identify and address equity issues. Program leaders need to understand data are perceived differently by […]

Advancing Data Culture One Step at a Time

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Lisa Backer, and Mary Anketell This interactive session underscores the importance of data culture and highlights state examples. These examples will evidence how a strong data culture emphasizes collaboration as a keystone for success and empowers professionals to make decisions. State presenters will emphasize how they […]

Collecting High Quality Data on the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Kerry Friedman, Lisa Backer, and Susan Zeiders Preschool children are expelled at three times the rate of K-12 students with African-American children and boys expelled at disproportionate rates.  States have been implementing strategies to address these troubling statistics but collecting reliable data is challenging.  There are no common […]

Connecting the Dots: From Data Visualization to Useful Information

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Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2018 Presenters: Meredith Miceli, Haidee Bernstein, Kerry Friedman Data professionals know that communicating data through visualization is key to promoting the understanding and use of data. However, creating effective data displays can require time, skill, and specialized tools. This session will share multiple straightforward ways to improve how your data is […]

Who’s in Charge of My Data? Protecting Data with Effective Data Governance

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Conference: STATS-DC Date: August 2017 Presenters: Denise Mauzy, Meredith Miceli, Kara Arzamendia, & Jeff Sellers Data governance in programs is often over-looked due to competing priorities for resources and time, or because it is subsumed under an existing larger data governance structure. A formal data governance structure with clearly written policies and procedures that support education […]

Using Integrated Data to Support the Transitions in Special Education

Conference: STATS-DC Date: July 2016 Presenters: Meredith Miceli, Missy Coffey, Sherry Franklin, Colleen Murphy, Kriste Elia, & Donna Johnson This 2016 presentation highlights current state approaches and describes how technical assistance is helping states link Part C and Part B data. Linked data can support providers in creating effective transitions and help state agencies see […]