Using Data to Lead for Equity in Early Childhood

Conference: OSEP Leadership Conference
Date: July 2021
Presenter: Kathleen Hebbeler

This presentation describes what it means to lead with data for equity in early intervention and early childhood special education. It notes the importance of asking equity questions about each aspect of the service delivery process from initial referral through transition. How data leaders embed equity throughout the data use life cycle including planning, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting, and data use is described. Two examples of how states are using data to examine equity issues are presented.

Using Data to Lead for Equity in Early Childhood