We talked with a few of our DaSy TA experts and found out what they wished they had known when they were starting out as Part C/619 Coordinators and Data Managers. These DaSy technical assistance providers are here to help and shared their thoughts on starting out with success.
If you work in Part C and 619 you know that, this year, every state must set targets for Part C and 619 performance through 2025. These targets must be submitted in the FFY 2020 SPP/APR due February 1, 2022. States should aim for achievable and rigorous targets. What are achievable and rigorous targets?
Our early childhood community, including state and local personnel, families, and the larger community, has an interest in supporting our young children with disabilities.
Authors: Margaret Gillis, Kathryn Morrison, & Haidee Bernstein In reviewing the data on the percentage of children birth to 3 years old that my state’s Part C program serves, I noticed that we serve a much lower percentage of children as compared with the national average. I want to understand why my state’s percentage is […]
Having high-quality child outcomes data is more important than ever. The data are a focus of accountability in OSEP’s Results Driven Accountability Initiative. State early intervention and preschool special education programs collect and use these data to measure progress towards program-level and system-wide outcomes.
Authors: Denise Mauzy & Bruce Bull, DaSy Part C and Part B 619 program personnel have many opportunities to link data with partner programs (e.g., early hearing detection and intervention, quality rating and improvement system). Data linking partnerships can yield significant benefits, such as administrative efficiencies and access to additional data to answer policy questions […]
Authors: Denise Mauzy & Bruce Bull, DaSy There is no requirement for Part C or Part B 619 programs to link data with other programs, but some states do. Given the extra time and effort it takes, why do some programs pursue data linking? The ultimate goal of data linking is to better support children […]
Author: Bruce Bull, DaSy Like most things in life, data systems don’t last forever. Data systems need to be enhanced to keep current with new data requirements, security standards, improved business logic, performance speed, and other functionality. When a state decides to modify a data system, the changes are likely to impact the work conducted […]
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 […]