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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

ECTA and DaSy Center 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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Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) 2024: Leading for Positive Impact

August 25-30, 2024 at the InterContinental New Orleans Hotel in Louisiana. The call for IDIO Conference proposals is open! Share your experience, research, and innovative practices.
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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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Embedding Equity in the 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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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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Early Hearing Detection, and Intervention Program (EHDI) and Early Intervention

Partnerships between the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) program can support and improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and their families. ...
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Part C Indicator 4: Family Outcomes Data FFY 2020

DaSy and ECTA staff discuss FFY 2020 results from the Indicator C4 Family Outcomes data, including state approaches to surveys, data quality, performance trends, and resources.
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Join Heather Krause for Data Equity: How to Align Your Data with Your Mission on March 17th

Session 4 of the IDIO Encore Virtual Series, will repeat the recording of We All Count’s Heather Krause’s Opening Plenary Data Equity: How to Align Your Data with Your Mission. This recording from the IDIO in-person Conference in August 2022, ...
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Fiscal Data Trend Profile Template (2023)

For a Part C system, the fiscal data profile depicts demographic, service delivery, infrastructure, and administrative data in a variety of ways to make the fiscal data more comprehensible to users.
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Streamline Steps: Using DaSy’s Data Linking Toolkit with Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Tools

Data linking is often necessary to address critical questions about program quality and to improve results for young children with disabilities and their families. Yet data linking can be challenging. Learn about ways to streamline this process.
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Remembering Judy Heumann

A tireless activist and advocate, Judy helped develop legislation that would become the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and she was a key figure in other federal legislation to increase access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
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Family Outcomes Response Rate and Representativeness Calculator

Compute response rates for your state’s family survey data and determine if the surveys you received are representative of the target population.
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A Data Linking Success Story in North Carolina

DaSy’s State of the States report shows that many early intervention (Part C) and early childhood special education (Part B, 619) state coordinators and data managers are interested in increasing data linking between IDEA programs. We share the story of ...
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DaSy Dynamic Impact

Improving programs and changing systems can be hard, DaSy Dynamic Impact is an easy-to-use approach that provides a consistent, successful, and sustainable process to support your team.
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National-State Family Data State Approaches Graph Creator 2020-21 (FFY 2020) (2023)

Compare your state’s C4 family outcomes data to the national data in the three sub-indicator areas. Make comparisons to subgroups of states that use the same survey and scoring approach
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Archived News (2019 and earlier)

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