State and Local Data Use for Policy, Practice, and Program Improvement
Heather Reynolds, Westat, IDC
Roy Fowler, Maine Child Development Services
Carolyn Bostick, South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Special Education Services
Session Description: During this panel presentation, Part B State staff from South Carolina and Part C State staff from Maine will share how they use their IDEA and other data to answer critical questions related to policy, practice, and program improvement at the State and local levels. An IDC technical assistance specialist will facilitate the discussion as State staff detail the ways they have helped local staff build their capacity for analyzing and using data in meaningful ways. Participants will have opportunities to engage with State presenters and each other about their own data use initiatives, successes, and challenges.