Improving Data, Improving Outcomes - September 8 - 10, 2014 - JW Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Big B Add-On Day Agenda

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Wednesday, September 10

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: WELCOME AND OPENING PLENARY

Welcome and Introductions
Room: Ile de France Grand Ballroom
Session ID: PL01
Presenters:
  • Julie Bollmer (IDC);
  • Richelle Davis (OSEP-RTP);
  • Meredith Miceli (OSEP-RTP)
Facilitator: Chris Thacker (IDC)

Welcome and Introduction to the Big B Add-on Day from the IDC Director Team and the OSEP Project Officers.

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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: PLENARY

Open Space Technology Meeting on the SSIP
Room: Ile de France Grand Ballroom
Session ID: PL02
Presenters:
  • Wesley Williams, II (IDC);
  • Jeanna Mullins (IDC)
Facilitator: Liz Davis (IDC)

Attendees will engage in a 2.5 hour modified Open Space session to learn more about the specific components of Phase I of the SSIP. Using a well-developed focusing question, participants will co-create SSIP discussion topics that are most important to them and will join others in engaging dialogue. States will share and discuss best practices related to SSIP development and implementation and will explore multiple approaches to effectively accomplishing this important work.

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: MEETING

IDEA Section 618 Part B Data Quality
Room: Maurepas
Session ID: M18
Presenters:
  • Meredith Miceli (OSEP-RTP);
  • Richelle Davis (OSEP-RTP);
  • Amanda Hoffman (OSEP-RTP);
  • Kelly Worthington (ED-NCES, EDFacts)

This session is designed to provide Part B Data Managers information on the collection and data quality review of the IDEA Section 618 Part B data collections. OSEP, EDFacts, and PSC will discuss the findings of the data quality review of the SY 2012-13 Part B IDEA Section 618 data as well as changes to the data submission and review process for the SY 2013-14 Part B data.

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6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

IDC State Liaison Meeting (INVITATION ONLY)
Room: Canal Street Grill (Hotel Restaurant)
Session ID: M06
Facilitator: Dave Phillips (IDC); Jeanna Mullins (IDC); Siobhan Colgan (DaSy, ECTA, IDC)

The IDC Part B and Part C State Liaisons will meet and discuss their experiences up to now.

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Thursday, September 11

8:30 AM - 9:40 AM: BIG B CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 1

Helping IDC Work for You
Room: Endymion
Session ID: BB01
Presenters:
  • Kay Gallagher (IDC);
  • Linda Lynch (IDC)
Facilitator: Linda Lynch (IDC)

IDC's Communication and Dissemination Activity Area will present an interactive overview of strategies IDC uses to engage stakeholders in learning about issues related to high-quality IDEA data. Communication strategies presented will include: IDC's website for public access to information about tools and products, TA resources, and a newsletter; access for registered users to IDC's learning communities and state data quality profiles; communicating through IDC's Part B and Part C listserves and networking through social media.

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Overview of IDEA Discipline Data Reporting Infographic
Room: Muses
Session ID: BB02
Presenters:
  • Terry Long (IDC);
  • Steve Ruffini (IDC)
Facilitator: Terry Long (IDC)

The purpose of this session is to review a new technical assistance tool that summarizes the basics of reporting IDEA discipline data in the six EDFacts file formats. Presenters will describe and demonstrate the new IDC infographic and discuss how SEAs and LEAs can use it to improve the quality of their discipline data. Audience input will be requested.

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Part B Transition Indicators: Supporting States in the SSIP
Room: Bacchus
Session ID: BB03
Presenters:
  • Valerie Mazzotti (NPSO);
  • Beth Harrison (IDC and KYPSO);
  • Dana Manning (KYPSO)
Facilitator: Chris Thacker (IDC)

The National Post-School Outcomes Center in collaboration with IDC will provide a picture of post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities over the last four years based on Indicator 14 data and discuss methods states use to collect these data. To further states' work in RDA and to improve results, information about resources and TA will be provided that supports states in examining the transition indicators as stakeholders work through the three phases of the SSIP.

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9:40 AM - 9:55 AM: BREAK

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9:55 AM - 11:05 AM: BIG B CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 2

A Review of State Approaches to IDEA Reporting of Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)
Room: Muses
Session ID: BB04
Presenters:
  • Danielle Crain (IDC);
  • Deborah Donovan (MS Part B Data Manager)
Facilitator: Danielle Crain (IDC)

The IDEA allows, and sometimes requires, LEAs to use funds provided under Part B of the IDEA for CEIS students not identified and receiving special education/related services. There are multiple data collection and reporting requirements associated with the use of these funds for CEIS. IDC staff will review and lead a discussion on how a diverse subset of states and their LEAs are working to meet those requirements.

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Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps via the SSIP Process
Room: Endymion
Session ID: BB05
Presenters:
  • Julie Bollmer (IDC);
  • Cesar D'Agord (WRRC);
  • Bonnie Dye (GA Part B Data Manager);
  • Tom Munk (IDC);
  • Nancy O'Hara (GA TA Provider)
Facilitator: Tom Munk (IDC)

This session will introduce a research-based guidance document and self-assessment rubric designed by OSEP's Disproportionality Priority Team to help districts and schools identify the root causes of "success gaps" for some groups of students, thereby helping to improve and equalize results for all students. Presenters will use Georgia's SSIP process, focused on graduation for students with disabilities, as an example.

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How Two States Increased Their Post School Outcomes (B14) Return Rates
Room: Bacchus
Session ID: BB06
Presenters:
  • Jody Fields (AK Part B Data Manager);
  • Anne Rainey (MT Part B Data Manager)
Facilitator: Chris Thacker (IDC)

Montana and Arkansas Part B Data Managers will present how they conduct their surveys and how they have been able to increase their response rates over the last four years. They will discuss what has worked for them, what they have learned along the way, and how they can now use these data as a part of their SSIP analysis.

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11:05 AM - 11:20 AM: BREAK (CHECK OUT)

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11:20 AM - 12:30 PM: BIG B CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS: ROUND 3

Collaborative Partnerships Between State Special Education Data Managers and EDFacts Coordinators: Two Models-Working Together to Make a Difference
Room: Bacchus
Session ID: BB07
Presenters:
  • Charlotte Bogner (KS State EDFacts Coordinator);
  • Lanai Jennings (WV Part B Data Manager);
  • Malinda Shanklin (WV State EDFacts Coordinator);
  • Mason Vosburgh (KS Part B Data Manager)
Facilitator: Chris Thacker (IDC)

This session will outline the collaborative partnerships between the Part B Data Manager and EDFacts Coordinator in West Virginia and Kansas. The discussion will include a range of topics from collaborating on data collection and verification at the LEA level through SEA EDFacts submissions. The session will also include time for other Part B Data Managers to share strategies for successful submission of their 618 data through EDFacts.

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Preliminary Trends on State Policy and Practices on Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Online Courses: Challenges and Implications for Reporting
Room: Muses
Session ID: BB08
Presenters:
  • Bruce Bull (IDC);
  • Kellie Kim (IDC);
  • Dona Meinders (IDC);
  • Swati Nadkarni (IDC)
Facilitator: Dona Meinders (IDC)

Participants will engage in focused discussions with members of IDC's Workgroup on Educational Environments-Online Learning. Workgroup members will present a snapshot of the policies on online learning and a preliminary analysis on the data collection and reporting practices in relation to IDEA educational environments from states reporting students with disabilities enrolled in online learning courses. Participants will then engage in an interactive discussion on similarities, differences, and needs of practices within their own state.

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Standards, Assessments, and Indicator 3: A Landscape of the States to Facilitate Interactive Discussion on Data Quality Challenges for Indicator 3
Room: Endymion
Session ID: BB09
Presenters:
  • Sanay Abraham (IDC);
  • Susan Hayes (IDC);
  • Kate Nagle (IDC)
Facilitator: Ellen Mandinach (IDC)

Members of IDC's Tools and Products Assessment workgroup will present an overview of the states and entities across several pertinent variables: a) current information on each state's standards, current state assessments, and assessment plans and b) 2011-12 information on Part B Indicator 3. Information will be updated periodically. Presenters will conduct an interactive discussion identifying data quality issues around Indicator 3 and solicit suggestions for tools and products to improve data quality for this indicator.

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