The COVID-19 pandemic caused unintended changes to state Part C program policies, procedures, and practices that may have impacted program performance. State data collection and reporting activities were also disrupted, presenting challenges to data completeness and other aspects of data quality.
The purpose of this resource is to provide considerations related to data disruption that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is intended for the individuals (Part C Data Manager, Part C Coordinators, and others) who collect, analyze, and report Part C Annual Performance Report (APR) data. Those who work with data can use these considerations to increase their understanding of COVID-19’s impact on data quality and program performance.