Format: Quick ReferenceChecklist to Identify and Address SSIP Data Quality Issues
In State Performance Report/Annual Performance Plan (SPP/APR) reports, states are required to identify data quality issues that may have arisen during their Indicator 17 State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) work. Using this checklist can help state staff who are responsible for the SSIP apply the principles of high-quality data to identify any data quality issues that the state should report. The checklist includes questions that states can ask themselves to recognize data quality issues that may exist. It provides potential consequences of the issues and offers suggested actions that states can take to address the issues.
Format: Quick ReferenceIDEA Part B Federal Reporting Years Reference
This reference illustrates the differences among school year (SY), federal fiscal year (FFY), and calendar year (CY)—that is, types of years—as they relate to data that states collect and report to meet their Part B IDEA federal reporting requirements. States can use this handy reference for preparing and submitting their State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPPs/APRs). To report on the 17 different SPP/APR indicators, states use data reflecting different types of years, with unique dates associated with the years.
This video on Assessment details the participation and academic achievement information for students with and without disabilities on statewide assessments. This is one of a series of videos that provide high-level introductions to the data states must report as part of Section 618 of IDEA.
Format: ToolkitsPreschool Environments Toolkit
The Preschool Environments Toolkit provides materials and resources to help state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) collect, report, analyze, and use preschool environments data. State Part B data managers, 619 coordinators, local 619 personnel, technical assistance providers, and other interested parties can use the toolkit to help them report Educational Environments data for children ages 3 through 5 with disabilities enrolled in preschool and receiving services under Part B of IDEA. The toolkit includes materials related to IDEA Section 618 federal reporting requirements and populating Part B SPP/APR Indicator 6, and it offers a Preschool Environments Calculator and Data Analysis Tool to help states calculate and analyze Indicator 6 preschool educational environments data.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsPart B Indicator Data Display Wizard
The IDC Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard helps state education agency (SEA) staff communicate complex data to stakeholders in a more user-friendly manner. This tool is designed to create data visualizations, in the form of charts, based on State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) data the user enters. IDC has updated the tool to make it easier for users to create visualizations based on the charts’ purposes. Many of the visualizations are dynamic and automatically update based on the data the user enters into the tool. States can easily transfer the visualizations to other programs to meet their reporting needs based on the audience, message, and purpose of the desired report or presentation they are preparing.
Format: Quick ReferenceResponse Rate, Representativeness, and Nonresponse Bias—They All Matter!
Response rate and representativeness are important terms in survey work. Consideration of both is necessary to ensure that collected data are valid and generalizable. This resource briefly defines and compares the terms while also explaining how they relate to nonresponse bias.
Format: Quick ReferenceQuick References for IDEA Part B Data
This updated resource contains basic information about IDEA data collections, data systems, and how to access resources for IDEA data.