Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsSEA EDFacts Edit Check and Data Display Tools
IDC's SEA and LEA EDFacts Edit Check and Data Display Tools for assisting states as they prepare their Part B data submissions. States can use the tools to identify potential edit check errors or errors in subtotals or totals prior to submitting the data to OSEP. Several of the tools are updated versions of the DTS originally published by (DAC), and this resource includes a zip file of 508 accessible versions of those tools. The MOE and CEIS Edit Check and Data Display Tools that IDC and CIFR developed allows states to input LEA-level data into the base data tab and generates edit check messages that are displayed in the auto-calculations tab.
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: Applications and SpreadsheetsIDEA Part B Indicator 12 Transition Template: Calculating Data Worksheet
The tool converts state and LEAs early childhood transition data into percentages. Use of the tool enables states to see real-time percentages of children ages 3-5 in the transition reporting categories and compare the percentages of children within the categories across LEAs.
Format: Guides, Papers, and ReportsExamining Part C Exiting Data Variation
Using national averages for each of the exiting categories, this white paper helps state personnel examine differences in their Part C Exiting data. The paper explores Part C Exiting data category definitions, as well as general and specific trends in Part C Exiting data. It also includes suggestions for possible strategies to improve data quality, including clarifying policies and definitions, documenting procedures for implementation of policies, and developing training materials related to reporting exiting data.
Format: Online ApplicationsPart C Exiting Counts
IDC's Part C Exiting Counts app allows users to test their knowledge of the 10 Part C Exiting categories by either starting with a child scenario and deciding which reason and category best fit the scenario or starting with a reason and category and deciding which child scenario best fits that reason and category.
Format: Checklists, Crosswalks, and RubricsPart C Exiting Data Matrix: Categories with Child-Level Examples
This matrix is both a standalone product and the fourth section of the IDEA Data Center Part C Exiting Data Toolkit. It contains scenarios for each of the 10 exiting categories. The Part C Exiting Data Toolkit is designed to assist states in reporting high-quality Part C exiting data, required under Section 618 of IDEA. The remaining three sections in the Part C Exiting Data Toolkit are: Part C Exiting Reasons and Categories (Section 1); General Challenges and Potential Solutions (Section 2, Part 1); Specific Challenges, Potential Solutions, and Variation (Section 2, Part 2); and Data Check Patterns and Additional Data Check Patterns to Ensure Non-Duplicated Counts of All Eligible Exiting Children (Section 3).
Format: RecordingsReporting and Using Data to Ensure Successful Transitions in Early Childhood Webinar
This webinar highlighted the IDEA state reporting requirements for early childhood transitions for both Part C and Part B, found in the SPP/APR Part C Indicator 8 and Part B Indicators 11 and 12. Participants shared resources related to transition, data collection, and reporting, as well as the use of both Part C and Part B data to facilitate high quality transitions. North Dakota's Part C coordinator and data manager and Montana's 619 coordinator and data manager described how their states collect and use transition data to ensure smooth transitions for all young children as they turn three and move from early intervention services to preschool 619 services.