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Section 618 Public Reporting Requirements

This tool provides an overview of the public reporting requirements for IDEA Section 618 and processes for fulfilling the requirements. The tool annotates Section 618 legislation to name relevant data collections, file specifications documents, and user guides. Through a question-and-answer format, the tool highlights common processes and critical considerations to complete the requirements and points to external resources for further support. Topics presented include differentiating public reporting with EDFacts and EMAPS posting and APR publication, outlining Section 618 legislation public reporting requirements, considering privacy and data suppression, general timelines, formatting considerations, SEA website publication, and updating erroneously reported data.

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    Section 618 Public Reporting Requirements
  • Published:
    Mar 1, 2015
  • Organizations:
    IDEA Data Center
  • Format:
    Online Applications
  • Version:
  • Number of Pages:
    17 pages.
  • Topics:
    618 Data, Part B, Part C, Privacy and Confidentiality, Public Reporting of IDEA Data
  • Tags:
    Requirements, Suppression, Timeline, EDFacts
  • Suggested Citation:

    IDEA Data Center. (March 2015). Section 618 Public Reporting Requirements.Rockville, MD: Westat. Retrieved (add date) from

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