Category Archives: IDEA Data Center

IDEA Data Quality: Outlier Analyses Tools

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These IDEA Data Center products are designed to be used by the state personnel responsible for the IDEA 618 and/or 616 data. They include a brief that introduces the principles of outlier analysis, a tutorial on completing an outlier analysis, and a tool state staff can use to conduct outlier analyses with their local data. […]

Data Meeting Protocol

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This 2018 IDEA Data Center (IDC) tool provides a simple structure that state and local teams can use to guide conversations around data. It details steps to follow before, during, and after meetings to support data-informed decisionmaking. Link to Webpage

SSIP Evaluation Workshops: Introductory Webinar

This webinar introduced an exciting opportunity to participate in two online workshop series for Part C and Part B 619 program staff: evaluating infrastructure improvements, and evaluating early intervention/early childhood special education practice change and fidelity. Each workshop series will involve hands-on work and offer concrete strategies for improving or fine-tuning your SSIP evaluation plan. […]

Powerful Presentations

The second of three 30 minute data visualization talks, this webinar focuses on effectively presenting data using animation and presentation tools. Presenters will walk the audience through the process of taking complex concepts and data and creating a fun, engaging animation and presentation. Presented by Kellen Reid, Sandy Grummick, & Valerie Arnold Link to Recording […]

2016 National Evaluation Webinar Series (January 2016)

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A joint collaboration of NCSI, ECTA, IDC, DaSy, and OSEP, webinars on January 14th and 21st, 2016 addressed evaluation planning in the context of the Phase II of the SSIP. The webinars included clarification of OSEP Phase II requirements, development of a quality evaluation plan, and the process of moving from a theory of action […]

A Guide to SSIP Evaluation Planning

This guide was developed by the IDEA Data Center (IDC) Evaluation Workgroup for use by IDC technical assistance providers when assisting state staff in planning State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) evaluations. It identifies steps and considerations for developing a high-quality SSIP evaluation plan based on OSEP’s SSIP Phase II Guidance and Review Tools. It is […]

The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale

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This short IDEA Data Center (IDC) video is an engaging animated story that shows how data inform early intervention decisions for a baby with disabilities. The Story of Data: An Early Childhood Tale also illustrates how secure data are combined at the local, state, and national levels to help leaders make informed decisions that support […]

The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data

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The Importance of High-Quality IDEA Data features state early intervention and special education professionals and OSEP staff describing how high-quality IDEA data help ensure that children with disabilities receive the early intervention and special education services to which they are entitled. This video from IDEA Data Center (IDC) also provides a brief introduction to the […]