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    How the Pandemic and Changes to the SPP/APR Affected Arkansas’s IDEA Data

    In this episode, we throw a spotlight on the implications of both the pandemic and the changes to the SPP/APR for FFY 2020—2025 on Arkansas’s data quality, results, and trends. Jody and Amy discuss how Arkansas mitigated the data challenges it encountered due to the pandemic and SPP/APR changes. Jody also shares the state’s strategy for successfully communicating the changes to the data and the SPP/APR indicators to districts and other stakeholders. 

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    Episode 2 Just Released!

    How the Pandemic and Changes to the SPP/APR Affected Arkansas's IDEA Data. In this episode, we throw a spotlight on the implications of both the pandemic and the changes to the SPP/APR for FFY 2020—2025 on Arkansas’s data quality, results, and trends. Jody and Amy discuss how Arkansas mitigated the data challenges it encountered due to the pandemic and SPP/APR changes.

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    June Task List for Data Managers—Use the IDC 618 Data Collection Calendar

    Be sure to check the 618 Data Collection Calendar each month to create your task list for the month. This tool outlines monthly tasks for 618 data collection reports to help states submit timely, accurate, and complete data. Activities for each data collection report may address upcoming data submissions or previous data submissions for individual months, helping states effectively plan for their 618 data collection reports. Click here to learn more and to view the calendar.

  • 2022 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), will sponsor the 2022 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference.

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    Format: Podcasts

    Georgia’s IDEA Data Quality During the Pandemic

    During our first episode, we explore how the pandemic affected Georgia’s Part B 618 and SPP/APR data trends and quality. The good news? It’s far from doom and gloom. Dawn and Linda highlight many bright spots, including how they have harnessed virtual technology to improve collaboration, connectivity, and stakeholder engagement. They also focus on the positive effects the pandemic has had on Georgia’s data culture.

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    Just Launched: IDC’s New Podcast A Date with Data

    Join A Date with Data and host Amy Bitterman as she chats with state and district leaders who are working with IDEA data every day. Through the stories of Amy's guests, you'll hear about real-life challenges and successes as they share their experiences and lessons they learned to improve their data quality. A Date with Data is available now on your favorite podcast app, so spread the word and subscribe!

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    How Can You Help Stakeholders Better Understand and Use Significant Disproportionality Data? Part 1

    Imagine 15 percent of your district’s special education budget is withheld suddenly because of a state finding of “significant disproportionality.” Staff and stakeholders do not fully understand why—and now you must explain in detail to your district leadership what happened and what the district must do to fix the issue.