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Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) 2024: Leading for Positive Impact

Registration is now open! August 25-30, 2024 at the InterContinental New Orleans Hotel in Louisiana. Connect, learn from other states, network with peers, and hear the latest early childhood updates from the federal agencies.
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The Intersection of Part C and CEDS

Explore the Connections tailored for Part C indicators, glean insights from a national early learning organization, and uncover additional CEDS early learning resources.  Discover how over 55 elements with standardized definitions, developed by early learning SMEs, can streamline your Part C ...
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Webinar Recap: Optimizing Data Communication for Seamless Transitions

Effective data communication plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless transitions for children moving from one educational program to another.
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Longitudinal Child Outcomes Summary Statement Graphing Template

This tool can be used to chart the child outcomes summary statements (Indicator C3/B7) over time. It displays trends in child outcomes in the form of line charts, which makes it easy to track progress and interpret the data.
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Mastering Data Analysis: Unlocking the Potential of Pivot Tables with EC Data University

Are you looking for an easy tool to help you begin analyzing your data? In this video tutorial series, you will learn about the pivot table, a powerful tool in Microsoft Excel that lets you quickly slice and dice your ...
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Part C Indicator 4: Family Outcomes Data FFY 2021

DaSy and ECTA staff discuss FFY 2021 results from the Indicator C4 Family Outcomes data, including state approaches to surveys, data quality, performance trends, and resources.
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Automated Data Sharing or Linking Use Case: IDEA Part C to Part B 619 Transition Notification

This is a resource for Part C and Part B 619 program staff looking to share or link their IDEA Part C to Part B 619 transition notification data. This resource contains both an example use case and a sample ...
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Using Data from the Behavior Incident Report to Address Equity in Pyramid Model Programs: Guidance for State Leadership Teams

This NCPMI and DaSy resource provides State Leadership Teams with guidance on the collection and analysis of behavior incident report data from programs. It aims to help Pyramid Model (PM) state leadership teams use Behavior Incident Report (BIR) data to ...
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Data Inquiry Cycle

This guide supports Part C and Part B 619 program staff in addressing equity considerations at each stage of the data inquiry cycle. The guide incorporates key components of the DaSy Data Systems Framework and the DaSy Racial Equity Statement ...
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Podcast: Using Data to Improve Early Childhood Equity

This podcast discusses DaSy’s new guide: The Data Inquiry Cycle and how the DaSy Center uses data to improve programs and outcomes in states across the country.
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Part C Data Tips: March Resources

Updated for 2024! We asked DaSy experts for tools that are helpful for this season and for ways to prepare for what’s ahead.
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Part C Data Tips: Choose Simple Steps to Move Priorities Forward

Part C and Part B 619 Data Managers and Coordinators have ongoing reporting deadlines. So, what do you do with high priorities that lurk on the radar with no time to address them? Here are the areas to make space ...
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FFY 2021 Child Outcomes Data Highlights

In this January 2024 presentation, DaSy and ECTA staff discuss the national performance data for indicators C3 and B7, including national data, state variations in performance, and TA resources.
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Leading Data Linking and Integration Initiatives Learning Community

May 23, 2024. 12:00-1:00p.m. PT / 3:00-4:00p.m. ET. This learning community is intended to support Part C program staff by building capacity and confidence in leading and managing data linking and integration (DLI) initiatives.
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Part C Data Tips: State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) Season

Stay focused with these quick tips for State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) season for Part C Data Managers, Coordinators and staff.
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IDEA Part C Exiting Data Check Tool

Save time by identifying potential format errors, validation errors, and other errors in subtotals or totals before data for submission via EMAPS.
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SPP/APR Checklists and Tips

Updated for FFY 2022, these checklists help states determine if all required fields in the SPP/APR platform have been completed and all relevant, required content is addressed for each indicator.
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FFY 2022 Part B and Part C SPP/APR Packages Available

The FFY 2022 Part B and Part C SPP/APR packages are now available. The final versions of the packages are located on the Resources for Grantees page of the IDEA section of the U.S. Department of Education website. Additional resources ...
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Leveling Up Your Data Systems

This is a common question that data teams face as technology becomes more advanced and the need to answer complex questions increases. Learn about considerations for deciding whether to level up your data system connections through data linking and integration. ...
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Follow DaSy on LinkedIn!

Follow us to learn about upcoming events, new tools and resources related to IDEA early intervention and early childhood special education state data systems.
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Getting Ready for DMS Monitoring: How to Use the DMS Part B/C Data Protocol and Part C Data Processes Toolkit Crosswalk

DaSy’s DMS Crosswalk between the Part C Data Processes Toolkit and OSEP’s DMS Data Protocol helps states identify possible gaps in documentation required for OSEP’s differentiated monitoring and support process.
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DaSy IDEA Part C Data Reporting Reference Guide

This quick reference guide has important dates, links, and resources in one place to help with IDEA Part C data requirements.
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Join DaSy & ECTA at the 2023 DEC Conference

Here’s a quick reference list of DaSy and ECTA’s sessions at DEC 2023, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN.
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Quick Reference Guide on the Timely Expenditure of IDEA Funds

This new guide helps state staff and others understand obligation and liquidation requirements and timelines, the grant funding cycle, and oversight responsibilities,
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Application for Technical Assistance (TA) on Integrating Child Outcomes Measurement and IEP Processes

The ECTA Center in collaboration with the DaSy Center is inviting Part B, Section 619 Coordinators to apply to participate in a cohort focused on integrating child outcomes measurement and IEP processes.
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Part C Data Tips – Start of A New Reporting Year

The Part C Data Managers Learning Community recommends these top Part C Annual Data tasks to tackle now as “SPP/APR Season” is quickly approaching.
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Data Sharing Agreement Checklist: Early Hearing Detection, and Intervention Program (EHDI) and Part C

This checklist has been developed by the EHDI Outcomes Committee as a resource for state Part C and EHDI staff to use as they develop Data Sharing Agreements, consistent with the federal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ...
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Comment Period Announced on Part C Information Collection Packages

Interested persons can submit comments on two recently published Part C information collection packages. Comments for Child Count, Settings, and Exiting (OMB 1820-0557) should be submitted on or before and September 22, 2023. Summaries of the three proposed revisions for this ...
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Deficit Narratives: How We Can Change Our Perspective

Deficit narratives imply that the children, not the schools or programs, need to change in order to improve educational outcomes and experiences. How can we turn those statements around to place the responsibility on schools and programs to ensure equitable ...
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Timelines for Obligating and Liquidating FFY 2021 Part C ARP and IDEA Funds

On May 17, 2023 OSEP released a memo regarding the obligation of and timelines for liquidating FFY 2021 funds. The OSEP memo addressed questions OSEP had received about FFY 2021 IDEA funds including American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. (If you ...
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Family Data Leaders Advance States’ Efforts

Multiple family voices at the table are essential. Family members will reveal unseen successes, barriers, issues, or problems. They will suggest and recommend improvements. They will define and celebrate successes. With well-supported and compensated Family Data Leaders with flexible opportunities ...
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IDEA Part C EMAPS CC and Settings Data Tool

Designed to provide assistance to IDEA Part C Data Managers and other users of the EDFacts Metadata and Process System (EMAPS). This tool offers a way to ensure accuracy of IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings data prior to ...
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OSEP Blog: Suspension, Expulsion & Informal Removals: Unexpected Realities in Preschool

DaSy Director Grace Kelley and DaSy TA Specialist Jennifer Tschantz contributed to OSEP Director Valerie C. Williams’ May Discipline Discussions Blog. This month she addressed the important topic of suspensions, expulsions, and other forms of exclusionary discipline that remove children ...
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Part C Data Tips: Spring Resources

Part C Data Managers are shifting timelines and processes in response to new deadlines around modernization. Top Part C Data tasks to tackle this quarter are focused around OSEP’s modernization of the data submission system.
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2023 State Learning Opportunities

The OSEP-funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance (TA) Centers are pleased to announce a variety of new and ongoing opportunities to build individual and state capacity around implementation of IDEA 0-5 in 2023.
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Child Outcomes Summary Knowledge Check (COS-KC)

Does your state or program use the ECO Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process for measuring child outcomes? How much do you know about practitioner knowledge of the COS process? Well-equipped practitioners are one key to high quality child outcomes data, ...
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Data Processes Toolkit and Data DMS Protocol Crosswalk

Do you need help identifying possible gaps in documentation required for OSEP’s differentiated monitoring and support process? This crosswalk is designed to provide an overview of the major themes covered in the Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) Part B/C Data ...
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Evaluating Implementation of Evidence-based Practices Webinar

Need practical strategies for evaluating how practitioners are doing with implementing evidence-based practices? Not sure what to do with all the data you’ve already collected? Not sure where to start? In this webinar, presenters will discuss and share tips on ...
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Preventing Suspensions and Expulsions in Early Childhood Settings

Suspensions and expulsions of young children are not developmentally appropriate practices. Yet, recent data indicate that suspension and expulsion occur regularly in early childhood settings. These exclusionary practices, which disproportionately impact children of color, deprive children of valuable learning experiences ...
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Data System Disruptions Brief: Preparation and Response Considerations for Part C and Part B 619 Leaders

This resource is intended to help Part C and Part B 619 leaders understand, prepare for, and respond to various types of data system disruptions. Part C and Part B 619 programs rely on their data systems to support everyday ...
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Archived News (2019 and earlier)

View archived news posted under the first DaSy grant (2013-2019).