Explore a broad range of informational and actionable resources to build knowledge that advances the effective use of data.
A national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. US Department of Education and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to support Early Intervention and early childhood special education programs in the development or enhancement of coordinated data systems.
A compiled set of Critical Questions, developed by the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), a state data system for early intervention (EI) or early childhood special education (ECSE) should provide the data to answer.
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The IDEA Data Center (IDC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA Part B data.
Outlier analysis provides an important tool for examining data to identify data that deviate from an established norm so that programs can investigate the possible data errors. This guide introduces the principles of outlier analysis and includes six tutorials on completing an outlier analysis.
The Data Culture Toolkit is a resource containing information, guidance and templates to help Early Intervention programs build effective data teams and support a culture of data use at the state and local levels. The toolkit is organized around the key steps to building a culture of data use. Each step includes an overview, resources (e.g., videos, infographics, templates, and blogs), and tips for how to use resources.