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    Making the Right Call: Improving State Capacity to Meet the Data Collection and Reporting Requirements

    This flyer is meant to help states better understand the content focus of the four TA Centers whose support will build state capacity to use high-quality data to improve outcomes for children with disabilities: CIFR, CIID, IDC, and DaSy.

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    Recommended Resources for Planning to Evaluate Program Improvement Efforts (including the SSIP)

    This document provides a list of recommended existing resources for state Part C and Part B 619 staff and TA providers to use to support evaluation planning for program improvement efforts including the SSIP. The document focuses on resources that are more relevant to evaluation and evaluation planning for early intervention and preschool special education.

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    Accessing Technical Assistance on IDEA Fiscal Issues

    This flyer is meant to help states better understand the three TA centers that are responsible for responding to issues regarding IDEA fiscal reporting and data collection: IDC, CIFR, and NCSI .The flyer contains, a chart with each center’s objectives and activities that are related to IDEA fiscal data.

    An IDC Resource

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    Quick Reference Guide on IDEA Local Educational Agency Maintenance of Effort

    Developed by CIFR, in collaboration with IDC, this three-page quick reference guide assists states,  LEAs, and stakeholders to better understand the basic local MOE requirements stipulated in IDEA. The guide describes the consequences of failing to meet MOE, standards for calculations, allowable exceptions, and reporting obligations. It concludes with questions and additional resources for states to consider.

    An IDC Resource

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    IDC and PSC: Whom Do I Call and When?

    IDC and the Partner Support Center (PSC) are both available to help states with IDEA Part B 618 data needs. However, each center has a different primary purpose. This resource helps guide states about contacting IDC or PSC when they have Part B 618 data questions or concerns. 

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    Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services

    This document from PTAC addresses privacy and security considerations relating to computer software, mobile applications (apps), and web-based tools provided by a third-party to a school or district that students and/or their parents access via the Internet and use as part of a school activity. The 14-page document is formatted in a question and answer format and includes a resource list and glossary of related terminology.

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    Minimizing Access to PII: Best Practices for Access Controls and Disclosure Avoidance Techniques

    This case study illustrates how specific provisions of the FERPA may be implemented. The case study uses fictional agencies, does not address individual circumstances, and does not consider additional legal requirements that may be required under other federal, state, or local laws.