Below are links to external resources may assist states with the dispute resolution indicators addressed in the SPP/APRs.
Communities360°: SPP/APR OSEP resources, including webinars, training videos, tip sheets, and submission requirements.
DaSY (The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems)The DaSy Center is a national technical assistance 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.
CIFR (Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting): The Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR) at WestEd provides technical assistance to state education agencies (SEAs) on their federal special education fiscal data collection and reporting obligations.
IDEA Data Center (IDC): IDC provides technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing, and using high-quality IDEA data. Their Data Meeting Toolkit offers strategies for engaging stakeholders around using data to inform system improvement efforts, including how to help stakeholders better understand special education data collection.
National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI): WestEd’s National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. NCSI provides states with technical assistance to support their school districts and local early intervention service programs in improving education results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities.
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center): The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.
The Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID): Provides technical assistance to state education agencies (SEAs) to increase the capacity to report high quality data required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Sections 616 and 618. CIID supports the integration of IDEA data systems and processes with the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS).
SEL Data Reflection Protocol: This tool presents a structured reflection process for SEL teams and other school stakeholders to observe trends and discuss ideas for continuous improvement of SEL implementation. It emphasizes the importance of examining data with an equity lens and elevating a range of perspectives when interpreting data.
The Center to Improve Program and Project Performance - Compared to What? Identifying Good Comparison Data to Assess Project Results: This overview introduces a series of briefs on using comparison data to evaluate projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSEP Q&A on Dispute Resolution Procedures was issued in July 2013 and includes information to facilitate appropriate implementation of the IDEA dispute resolution procedures.
OSEP issued an IDEA Part C Dispute Resolution Comparison Chart in May 2015.
CIID Part B Data System Framework Self-Assessment: A companion piece to the IDC Part B Data System Framework. The Self-Assessment features all seven components of the Framework. It helps SEA staff assess progress toward suggested goals for the collection, analysis, use, and reporting of Part B IDEA data in their state. Completing the Self-Assessment before beginning data integration work can serve as a data point for interim and post-completion measures of growth in SEA capacity.