Results Driven Accountability: IDEA Part C Results Data in Determinations

OSEP is committed to implementing a results-driven accountability framework that leads to increased state and local capacity to improve results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities. As part of this effort, OSEP asked the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA ( to provide input on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C results measures that could be used to review states’ performance results of their infants and toddlers with disabilities who receive early intervention services. An explanation of ECTA’s recommendations is contained in a presentation entitled Using Child Outcomes Data for Determinations, A Proposal. In addition, a more detailed account of the proposed approach is contained in ECTA’s report entitled Documentation of the Recommended Analysis for Using Child Outcomes Data for IDEA Part C Determinations.


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We would like your feedback on the proposed approach. What are the pros and cons of the proposed approach?  Are there other data sources that should be considered as we move forward in including results data in the Part C determinations process? Please include any additional information related to the use of results data in Part C determinations. Submit comments below by Friday, December 12, 2014. Submitting comments is voluntary and subject to ED blog comment policies.

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