Category Archives: Information about data systems

Building Stakeholder Knowledge About Data

This 2018 toolkit provides Part C and Part B 619 stakeholders with an orientation to IDEA data and other data-related topics to help them meaningfully participate in conversations about important programmatic issues and decisions. Part C and 619 staff are encouraged to share this toolkit with stakeholders as a self-guided resource and/or use it with […]

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 […]

Early Childhood Outcomes: Who, What, Why, and How


This brochure is designed to provide families with information about child outcomes and how the data collected on child outcomes are used by the Part C program. The publication links child outcomes measurement practices to program assessment and evaluation processes/procedures. Published by: State Department of Education & Idaho Infant Toddler Program Link to Brochure

Assessment and Data-Based Decisions


This document describes Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) approach to assessment and data-based decision making process. The ADE early childhood assessment system is designed for all children including English language learners, children with special needs, and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. This document is a good resource to learn about how states are using assessments […]

Desired Results Family Brochure

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This 2013 brochure describes the Desired Results for Children and Families system which is used to measure child outcomes for children with disabilities in the state of California. This brochure can be used as an example for how to format and share information with families and broader audiences. Published by: California Department of Education Link […]