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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Format: PresentationsPublic Reporting of Section 618 Data: Regulations, Processes, and Pitfalls
IDEA requires that states publicly report Section 618 data. To assist SEA special education directors and data managers in meeting these requirements, IDC is developing a TA tool to simplify regulatory language and requirements into one document that includes process tips and pitfalls. The presentation highlighted existing practice across the country and provided opportunity for attendees to review the current draft of the proposed TA tool.