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The DaSy Framework for IDEA Data Systems
The DaSy Center is excited to announce the release of the DaSy Framework for IDEA Data Systems. Over the past year, DaSy has worked closely with seven partner states to develop a framework that identifies the key components and quality indicators of an effective Part C and Section 619 data system. The DaSy framework provides a guiding structure for our TA and is a resource for states to consider and assess key aspects of their data system and plan for coordination across systems.
Explore 2014 Conference Resources
All presentations and handouts from the 2014 Improving Data, Improving Outcomes conference, hosted by the DaSy Center, along with ECTA and IDC, are now available on the conference website. You can also view conference resources specifically relating to DaSy on the 2014 Conference tab of the DaSy Products page. To explore this year's conference, find helpful resources, and see photos of session highlights check out the Conference Storify which compiles tweets that used the conference #ECIDEA14 hashtag.
New Topical Resource Page on Data Privacy & Confidentiality
Our new Data Privacy and Confidentiality page offers resources to support policy and practices regarding the privacy and confidentiality of early childhood data. The page includes resources from the Department of Education, including FERPA & IDEA regulations and guidance, memos, and policy letters, and resources from ED-funded technical assistance centers on topics such as data sharing, data security & access, and data governance.
FERPA/IDEA Cross-Walk Guide
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) are pleased to announce the release of their latest document; the IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions crosswalk. This document is a side-by-side comparison of the primary legal provisions and definitions in IDEA Part B, IDEA Part C and FERPA that relate to the requirement to protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information of students and children served under the IDEA. Access the cross-walk guide.
OSEP Posts 2011-12 IDEA Data Files
OSEP has posted the majority of the 2011-12/ Fall 2012 IDEA Section 618 data files on www.data.gov. 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.
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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.