Category Archives: DaSy Center

It’s Data Culture Time! How Are We Doing?

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Authors: Denise Mauzy and Haidee Bernstein, DaSy A recent policy guide from the Education Commission of the States asserts that “when states treat data collection and analysis as a lesser function, they struggle to maintain a compelling vision for education data.”  (von Zastro & Perez, Jr., 2019). We at DaSy agree because we know that […]

619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator

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This 619 Child Outcomes Data Completeness Calculator is an Excel-based analytic tool that can be used to determine the percent of children exiting the program with complete child outcomes data as a proportion of the 3 – 5 child count. For the child outcomes Preschool Special Education Reporting (Indicator 7), data are complete when there […]

Recent data on the inclusion of children with disabilities in early care and education settings

Conference: Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Date: April 2019 Presenters: Cornelia Taylor This presentation shared recent data on the inclusion of children with disabilities in early care and education setting using data from IDEA 616 and 618 data collections and the Head Start Program Information Report. Data show that there has been very […]

What do we Need to Better Understand Special Populations from a National Perspective?

Conference: Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium Date: April 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler Disability and special need is defined differently across the early childhood sectors and there is no one definition of disability that is universally accepted. How disability is defined can determine the types of educational environments to which children have access. Understanding […]

Young Children with Disabilities and Pay For Success: Options and Challenges

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Jennifer Tschantz, Alice Ridgeway, and Grace Kelley This presentation provided a brief introduction to Pay For Success and described the experiences of two States in exploring possible applications of PFS, new opportunities, lessons learned, and other potential applications of PFS to serve young children with disabilities. Link to […]

Progress in Part C & Part B 619 Data Systems: 2013 to 2019

Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Sara Thayer, Kathleen Hebbeler, & Angelique Dakkak The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSY) identified ten key indicators of state data system capabilities in Part C and 619.  DaSy surveyed states on the status of these indicator in 2013, 2015, and 2019.  This poster will present […]

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 […]

The Importance of a Strong Infrastructure in Providing Evidence-Based Early Intervention Practices

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Conference: International Society on Early Intervention Conference Date: June 2019 Presenters: Kathleen Hebbeler, Grace Kelly, Christina Kasprzak, Megan Vinh Many in early intervention (EI) have a deep understanding of service delivery and evidence-based practices but remain unaware of the critical role played by the system in which these services are embedded.  Infrastructure refers to the basic […]