Category Archives: 2016

A National Picture: Indicator C4 Family Data for FFY 2014

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This December 2016 webinar addressed the national FFY 2014-2015 Part C Indicator 4 family data. TA staff presented trends in the data as well as overviews of states’ survey methodology, including survey type, distribution and return methods, and scoring. This webinar also discussed the family outcomes data quality profiles, which provide an individualized analysis of […]

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 […]

8 Preschool Pay For Success Pilots Funded

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On December 22, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced $3 million in Pay for Success grants for preschool programs. These grants will allow states, school districts, and other local government agencies to explore whether Pay for Success is a viable financing mechanism for expanding and improving preschool in their communities. The 8 winners were […]

A Little Privacy Please? Safeguarding the Privacy of Young Children with Disabilities under IDEA and FERPA

This webinar featured privacy and legal experts from the U.S. Department of Education discussing answers to frequently asked questions related to privacy and confidentiality for IDEA early childhood programs. This webinar directly supports OSEP’s recently-released document, Understanding the Confidentiality Requirement Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Presented by Susan Kauffman (OSEP), […]

Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality FAQs

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OSERS’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a guidance document in 2016. Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions provides responses to frequently asked questions to facilitate and enhance states’ implementation of IDEA privacy and confidentiality provisions and can be used in conjunction with the 2014 side-by-side guide […]

Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs FAQS

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) developed these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist early childhood programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) — Part B section 611, Part B section 619, and Part C — with addressing privacy and confidentiality questions. Sections include General IDEA and FERPA […]

A National Picture: Child Outcomes for FFY 2014-15

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ECTA and DaSy Center staff along with several Part C and 619 state staff presented the national child outcomes data for FFY 2014-2015 and discussed state specific variation. The State Child Outcomes Data Quality Profiles, which provide an individualized analysis of a state’s data compared to national data, trends over time within the state, and […]

Identifying and Addressing Early Childhood Outcomes Data Quality to Accurately Measure Improvement

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Cornelia Taylor, Katrina Martin, & Tony Ruggiero This presentation addresses progress states are making toward measuring quality early childhood outcomes data. The presentation describes findings on data quality and teaming from a […]

How the DaSy Center Uses CEDS to Support States

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On November 7th, CEDS held a webinar on how various TA Centers Use CEDS to Support States. The presentation posted here includes only the slides that the DaSy Center presented, which documents how the DaSy Center specifically uses CEDS to support states. You can also view the recording of the full webinar, which includes other […]