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IDIO 2022: DaSy experts share their “Do Not Miss” IDIO highlights

We are only about two weeks away! 2022 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO): Leadership, Equity, Impact is Aug 21-26, 2022, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. We asked a few of our DaSy TA experts what they are ...
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Introducing the New DaSy Data Linking Toolkit

The toolkit comprises multiple sections that include downloadable tools to support Part C and Part B 619 program staff as they consider, prepare, and successfully link their data.
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Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) 2022: Leadership, Equity, Impact

Registration is now open! Join us to connect, learn from other states, network with peers, and hear the latest early childhood updates from the federal agencies.
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Part C General Supervision Monitoring Procedures Checklist

A lead agency’s general supervision system is the mechanism for enforcing federal requirements and for ensuring continuous improvement. This information might be described in one or more state manuals, documents or tools.
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Look! Think! Act! Using Data for Program Improvement

A simple process for state and local program leaders to use data to make organizational and program decisions.
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Part C Fiscal Monitoring Indicators for State Lead Agencies

Each Part C Lead Agency is responsible for the general administration and supervision of its early intervention system.
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Getting Started: Where Does Your Agency’s Existing Data Governance Live?

You can’t have data quality without data governance. And data governance is complex and complicated—but it doesn’t have to be this way.
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Tools for Improving Child Find

Tools designed by DaSy and ECTA to support the collection, review, and improvement of child find systems including 618 data, including the OSEP Part B 619 Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA), OSEP Part C Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA), Part C ...
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National-State Family Data State Approaches Graph Creator 2019-20 (FFY 2019) (2022)

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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The Revised DaSy Data System Framework is Now Available

This updated Framework assists Part C and Part B 619 programs in developing and enhancing high-quality state data systems. Originally developed in 2014, the Framework has been revised to make it easier for states to use.
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Data Sharing Partnerships Improve Systems

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. Data ...
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Save the Dates for IDIO: Aug 21-26, 2022, Improving Data, Improving Outcomes Conference

Don’t miss DaSy’s IDIO 2022 national conference in Washington DC: Leadership, Equity, Impact. Registration opening soon!
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I wish I had known… Tips from former Part C and Part B/619 Coordinators and Data Managers

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 ...
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SPDG Notice of Proposed Priority

The Department of Education published a Notice of Proposed Priority (NPP) for the State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG; 84.323) in the Federal Register on February 1st, 2022. The Department is taking this action to focus attention on the need to ...
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618 Data Product Migration to Open Data Platform

OSEP is happy to announce that the IDEA 618 data products will have a new home on ED’s Open Data Platform starting February 15, 2022. The older data files, static tables, and collection documentation have been migrated and are ...
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2022 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. We hope this information will assist you as you consider ...
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SPP/APR Basics, What You Need to Know

The “SPP/APR Basics, What You Need to Know” training series is a collection of self-directed modules that provide a basic understanding of the IDEA Part C and Part B 619 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) indicators and their requirements.
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Quick Reference Guide on Restricted Indirect Costs and Cost Allocation Plans for IDEA Part C Grants

This CIFR-developed reference guide provides an overview of the IDEA requirements regarding restricted indirect costs that a state may wish to charge to their Part C grant. This guide provides information on key terminology and concepts needed to understand ...
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Data Walks: An Innovative Way to Share Data with Communities

This tool from the Urban Institute offers an interesting technique for helping stakeholders engage with data. A Data Walk focuses on data sharing as the platform for collaboration and can be used whether or not the community has been engaged ...
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Part C Indicator 4: Family Outcomes Data FFY 2019

DaSy and ECTA staff discuss FFY 2019 results from the Indicator C4 Family Outcomes data, including state approaches to surveys, data quality, performance trends, and resources.
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FFY 2019 National Child Outcomes Data Analysis

The ECTA and DaSy Center staff completed their national child outcomes data analysis. Watch this webinar recording to learn more about national performance data for indicators C3 and B7, including national data, state variations in performance, and TA resources.
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Telepractice for Part C Early Intervention Services: Considerations for Effective Implementation and Medicaid Reimbursement

Support states in securing Medicaid coverage for telepractice as a method of service delivery beyond the public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic…
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Tip Sheet Series: Evaluating the Implementation of Evidence-based Practices

This DaSy tip sheet series provides concise guidance for collecting and analyzing high-quality data on the implementation of evidence-based practices.
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Racial Equity Statement

DaSy is committed to advancing racial equity. We understand that, for this work to be effective, we must be intentional in our efforts to interrupt and dismantle inequitable practices and policies at the systems level
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Considerations of the Impact of COVID-19 on APR Indicator Data

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 ...
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Differentiated Monitoring and Support 2.0

OSEP provides differentiated monitoring and support (DMS) to states as part of its Results Driven Accountability (RDA) system. Under RDA, OSEP shifted from monitoring solely on compliance to monitoring and support focused on both compliance and improving results for children ...
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Analysis Steps Used to Generate National Estimates for Progress Categories, Summary Statements, and Results FFY2019

Learn about the three methods used to compute national estimates for progress categories, summary statements, and results FFY2019.
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Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Education has released a new resource, Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health to provide information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and the social and emotional well-being among children ...
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Preparing for Target Setting with Stakeholders

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. ...
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Finance Glossary

This glossary contains terms relevant to finance for IDEA Part C and Part B, Section 619 programs. The terms include reference to IDEA and other related federal fiscal requirements as well as those specific to billing public and private insurance ...
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Part C Data System Functions

This DaSy Part C Data System Functions resource contains a list of Part C data system functions designed to assist in developing and enhancing high-quality state data systems. The primary audiences for this document are Part C coordinators and ...
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IDEA Child Outcomes Highlights for FFY2019

Between FFY2018 and 2019 there were declines in the percentage of children making gains (Summary Statement 1) and those reaching age expectations (Summary statement 2) in Part C and the percentage of children reaching age expectations (Summary statement 2) in ...
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Summary of State and Jurisdictional Eligibility Definitions for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Under IDEA Part C

This infographic summarizes national variations in eligibility policies for infants and toddlers from birth to age 3 enrolling in early intervention programs under Part C of IDEA.
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Authentic Stakeholder Engagement: Why, How and What (Purpose, Process and Results)

Our early childhood community, including state and local personnel, families, and the larger community, has an interest in supporting our young children with disabilities.
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Improving Part C Results and Compliance: A Six-Step Inquiry Cycle

This six-step inquiry process helps states improve educational results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities while ensuring compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through state monitoring activities.
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Breadth of the Three Child Outcomes

The three child outcomes, measured by early intervention and early childhood special education systems, encompass functional skills and behaviors that are meaningful for a child’s participation in everyday routines. They cut across developmental domains to represent the integrated nature of ...
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Using Data to Lead for Equity in Early Childhood

This presentation provides Part C and Part B 619 staff with an introduction to the importance of data leadership in promoting equity.
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DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide

This DaSy Part C Data Quick Reference Guide is to assist your staff in bringing important information about IDEA Part C data requirements into one document, along with links to relevant websites and resources. This resource can be used by ...
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COVID-19 Guidance for IDEA Programs: Policy and TA Checklist for Part C Leaders

This DaSy and ECTA checklist provides guidance to Part C leaders to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A State Guide on Identifying, Correcting, and Reporting Noncompliance with IDEA Requirements

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to monitor and enforce IDEA Part C and Part B requirements, with a primary focus on those requirements that are most closely related to improving results and functional outcomes for infants, ...
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Archived News (2019 and earlier)

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