Tag Archives: States

State of the States in Improving Data Systems

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Sara Thayer, Missy Coffey, Kathleen Hebbeler, and Donna Spiker A data system is not only the technical capacity, but the processes needed to turn data into information that can be leveraged for […]

2020 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 which TA opportunities best fit your needs and priorities. 2020 State Learning Opportunities

Young Children with Disabilities and Pay For Success: Options and Challenges

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Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Jennifer Tschantz, Alice Ridgeway, and Grace Kelley This presentation provided a brief introduction to Pay For Success and described the experiences of two States in exploring possible applications of PFS, new opportunities, lessons learned, and other potential applications of PFS to serve young children with disabilities. Young Children […]

Progress in Part C & Part B 619 Data Systems: 2013 to 2019

Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Sara Thayer, Kathleen Hebbeler, & Angelique Dakkak The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSY) identified ten key indicators of state data system capabilities in Part C and 619.  DaSy surveyed states on the status of these indicator in 2013, 2015, and 2019.  This poster will present […]

Improving State Child Find Efforts Through Self-Assessment and Planning


Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Brenda Wilkins, Jennifer Barrett-Zitkus, Margaret Gillis, Evelyn Shaw This session will provide an overview of State Child Find efforts and OSEP will share the Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) developed collaboratively with the OSEP Funded Technical Assistance Centers (DaSy […]

Suspension and Expulsion in the Early Years: Using Data to Inform Continuous Improvement for Children with Disabilities

DaSy Data System Framework

This presentation contains information on the importance of early childhood suspensions and expulsions as this issue relates to child and student outcomes, particularly for children with disabilities. Participants will learn about applicable data, definitions of suspension and expulsion, and potential impacts on practice. Additionally, participants will learn how Arkansas and South Carolina are implementing policies […]

Using Data You Can Trust Improving Survey Response Rates

DaSy Data System Framework

States employ survey methods to collect data about family outcomes and support their SSIP evaluations. Low response rates hinder states’ ability to analyze data. Furthermore, development of clear and concise survey methodology facilitates collection and analysis of meaningful data. Participants will learn of advantages and disadvantages of different survey methodology and methods for increasing response […]

Pay For Success A discussion of possibilities and lessons learned from an exploration with states

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Pay for Success (PFS) is an innovative contracting model that drives resources toward high performing programs. This presentation contains the possible applications of PFS that could serve young children with disabilities, highlighting data needs and challenges of applying PFS to this population. The presentation also includes state representatives of DaSy’s PFS learning community and their […]