The U.S. Department of Education has provided answers to questions that school officials may have had concerning the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records to outside entities when addressing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to records maintained on students.
The Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) is a valuable tool for State IDEA Part C programs seeking to improve their child find efforts. Developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with support from the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), the CFSA can help […]
The U.S. Department of Education houses user-friendly displays of each SPP/APR on the GRADS360 website. These data displays include historical data, targets, and annual data for several fiscal years for all required Part C and 619 indicators. Part C indicators 5 (child find birth to one) and 6 (child find birth to three) also include […]
The Child Find Funnel Chart tool is an Excel template for displaying data about infants and toddlers at each step of the Part C process, from referral through exit, for a set of infants and toddlers referred within a specified time span. On the Enter Data worksheet, you enter data for the entire state, an […]
The Part C Measurement Table outlines the Part C SPP/APR reporting requirements for all indicators, including Indicator C5 (Child Find, Ages Birth to 1) and Indicator C6 (Child Find, Ages Birth to 3). It outlines the monitoring priorities and indicators, data source and measurement, and instructions for indicators/measurement for each Part C indicator. The table […]
This Excel-based calculator allows states to make several comparisons related to the percentage of infants and toddlers served: State percentage compared to state target, local program percentage compared to state target, and year-to-year comparisons of the state percentages. It also computes confidence intervals to determines whether the difference between the two numbers is large enough […]
This annual report includes national summaries by year, and summaries by jurisdictions for key data items, including, screening, diagnosis, and enrollment in early intervention. There are three “Early Intervention Data” summaries that provide data on children in early intervention identified with hearing loss, including children enrolled in early intervention prior to six months of age and reasons […]
This is a voluntary data collection system that gathers information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico about reports of child abuse and neglect. The data are used to examine trends in child abuse and neglect across the country. This data collection provides state level data on the number of children who were eligible […]
This collection is organized by disability and other special populations (e.g., abuse and neglect) and provides information about a range of topics including incidence levels, identification, assessment, outcomes, and other relevant information. States can use this collection of resources to obtain more information on practices related to identifying specific disabilities and children at-risk. The information […]