Format: Online ApplicationsThe Uses and Limits of Data: Supporting Data Quality With a Strong Data Chain
This online learning module provides a general overview of how the methods and design of data collection and analysis affect interpretation of the data. The module presents the different links in the data chain (e.g., defining the question, measurement strategy) and describes how each link contributes to quality of data and data analyses. The module also includes examples from a selection of Part B and Part C SPP/APR indicators to illustrate how each step in the data chain contributes to the integrity of the data and its interpretation
Format: RecordingsEquity in IDEA: Comparing the Current IDEA Equity Requirements and Understanding the Proposed Changes for Significant Disproportionality Webinar
This webinar described the various equity requirements in IDEA and also provided information on the NPRM released by OSEP and implications for states if the NPRM moves forward.
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: Guides, Papers, and ReportsEquity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps, White Paper
This white paper focuses on elements of equity, inclusion, and opportunity that can minimize or eliminate success gaps among different groups of students. It provides the research-based background that guided development of a complementary rubric that schools or districts can use to systematically examine the root causes of success gaps among groups of their students. The white paper has been updated recently and now includes considerations for children as young as preschool.
Format: PresentationsUsing State Data to Inform Parent Center Work
The purpose of this presentation was to introduce PTI and CPRC directors and staff to the IDEA data collected and reported by state education agencies and discuss how these data can be used to inform many of the fourteen priority topics for the PTI/CPRC network. These priorities were identified in the most recent OSEP requests for proposals for PTI and CPRC funding.
Format: PresentationsEquity, Inclusion, & Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps
This presentation introduced the audience of local education agency personnel to new tools, the Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: How to Address Success Gaps Rubric and the Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity: How to Address Success Gaps White Paper. The rubric and white paper were developed by a group of OSEP-funded technical assistance providers, with input from states and other experts. The Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: How to Address Success Gaps tools provide a process for reducing the differences in school success among subgroups of students by providing a structure for districts or schools to examine their current practices and identify areas for improvement.
Format: RecordingsEquity, Inclusion, and Opportunity in Special Education Webinar
In this webinar, which IDC staff presented for the University of Tennessee’s Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, we first discuss the requirements in the IDEA related to disproportionality, describe methods for calculating disproportionality, and present data, both at the national level and for the state of Tennessee. The second part of the webinar introduces a research-based guidance document and self-assessment rubric designed to help schools and districts identify the root causes of "success gaps."