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Invitation to Comment on the new Part C & Part B SPP & APR Packets

Invitations to comment on the new Part C and Part B SPP/APR packets were published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2014. The comment period ends in 30 days (04/24/2014). View the Part C packets and comment request for Part C. View the Part B packets and comment request.

Request for Information on the Use of Results Data in Making Determinations Under Sections 616(d)(2) and 642 of Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The U.S. Department of Education is requesting stakeholder input on how best to use results data (e.g., performance on assessments, graduation rates, and early childhood outcomes) in its accountability system under the IDEA. Respond to the request for information. Responses must be received by April 25, 2014.

Department Releases New Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy

The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) released new guidance to help school systems and educators interpret and understand the major laws and best practices protecting student privacy while using online educational services. The guidance summarizes the major requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) that relate to these educational services, and urges schools and districts to go beyond compliance to follow best practices for outsourcing school functions using online educational services, including computer software, mobile applications and web-based tools. View the new guidance.

New RTT-ELC TA Website

The Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance (ELC TA) Program has launched a new website that is available for both grantee and non-grantee states. ELC TA provides and facilitates responsive, timely, and high-quality TA that supports each Race to the Top — Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grantee’s successful implementation of its RTT-ELC projects. Check the website for RTT-ELC resources, news, and communities of practice.

OSEP Posts 2011-12 IDEA Data Files

OSEP has posted the majority of the 2011-12/ Fall 2012 IDEA Section 618 data files on The files can be exported and downloaded in a variety of formats using the "Export" button found on the page. OSEP is currently exploring opportunities to post static tables and displays, which will provide commonly used percentages associated with the IDEA Section 618 data. States will be informed on progress in creating and posting these static tables and displays. See 2011-12 IDEA Data Files that are posted.

DaSy Resource - IDEA Part C and Part B 619 State Data Systems: Current Status and Future Priorities

Read the DaSy Center’s new report on Part C and Part B 619 data systems. The report presents a comprehensive look at the status of Part C and 619 data systems, including what data states are collecting, what data have been linked, how states are using data, and priorities for the coming years with regard to data systems development and enhancement.

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The DaSy Center is a national technical assistance (TA) center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

DaSy works with states to support IDEA early intervention and early childhood special education state programs in the development or enhancement of coordinated early childhood longitudinal data systems.

Read more about the Center by downloading our flyer or visiting our Learn About DaSy page.