Format: Toolkits and TemplatesEducational Environments 3-5 Data Template: Calculating Local Data Worksheet
This data template provides SEAs and LEAs the opportunity to see in real-time the percentages of their children ages 3-5 attending and receiving services in specific educational environments. When the LEA 618 educational environments data is simply entered on the data tab, the percentages will be calculated and displayed on the percentage tab. The use of this tool will allow SEAs to compare the percentages of children within educational environments across LEAs.
Format: Toolkits and TemplatesSample SSIP Action Plan Template
This Action Plan Template provides a format to assist states in developing their Phase II SSIP improvement and evaluation plan.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsSpreadsheet Application for Calculating Disproportionality Measures and User’s Guide: Spreadsheet Application for Calculating Disproportionality Measures (Revised)
States can use the Excel spreadsheet application for calculating disproportionality measures and accompanying user's guide in their assessment of racial/ethnic disproportionality. The spreadsheet application calculates several disproportionality measures and the User’s Guide provides instructions for using the spreadsheet application.
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Format: Toolkits and TemplatesPart C IDEA Data Processes Toolkit
Using the Part C IDEA Data Processes Toolkit to document data processes for all 616 and 618 data collections will establish a well-managed process for data collection, validation, and submission. In collaboration with IDC State Liaisons, states can use the toolkit to create and maintain a culture of high-quality data and establish and support consistent practices that produce valid and reliable data, while building the capacity of state staff. The toolkit contains an overview of the toolkit, Data Collection Protocols, SPP/APR Indicator Protocols, a State Landscape Protocol, a Local EI Program Determinations Protocol, a Data Collections Calendar, and additional resources that provide a structure for documenting data processes. The Data Collection Protocols are in Word, and states can tailor them meet their states' specific documentation needs.
Format: Toolkits and TemplatesData Visualization Toolkit: Tools & Tips for Presenting Data Effectively
The purpose of the toolkit is to help state Part C and Part B staff effectively create and use engaging data displays. For each data visualization topic, the toolkit presents a comprehensive set of resources and information, including design principles, data considerations, accessibility tips, general how-to’s, examples, and sample tools. DaSy and NCSI partnered to create the toolkit.
Format: Toolkits and TemplatesPart C Exiting Toolkit
The Part C Exiting Toolkit allows for one-stop “shopping” for Part C data managers and coordinators. It provides (1) resources for documenting the exiting process, (2) resources to check exiting data, (3) a link to the Part C Exiting Counts app, and (4) other great resources. It is a great tool for both new and experienced staff.
Format: ToolkitsWhy, What, Who, and HOW: Improving State Reporting of Local Performance
This toolkit provides an overview of the public reporting requirements in IDEA Section 616 and provides suggestions to present local performance in easy-to-understand formats. SEAs and Part C lead agencies (LAs) must report on the annual performance of their LEAs and early childhood local programs on the targets in the SPP. The toolkit includes the Section 616 legislation and provides information about the why, what, who, and how of state reporting of local performance data.