Technical Assistance and Dissemination
Federal Resources for Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Grantees TA&D Network
A Google groups listserv has been established for TA&D grantees and OSEP project officers. If you would like to be added to the listserv, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the TA&D Network logo here: JPG.
2019 Annual Performance Report
This is the Grant Performance Report for Continuation Funding: Fiscal Year 2019: Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D).
For additional support, you can view the webinar below from March 19, 2018 that covers the requirements for completing the Annual Performance Report for Continuation Funding. For specific guidance on how to write and report data on your program and project measures, please contact your Project Officer. Click here to view OSEP presentations on providing technical assistance (TA) and to view the OSEP TA logic model and framework.
OSEP Resources for TA&D Grantees
OSEP TA&D Program Performance Measurement Webinar for GPRA Data Collection Involving 84.326 Centers – Held March 19, 2018
The goal of OSEPs TA&D Program is to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families. To work toward this goal, OSEP funds multiple TA&D centers to improve State and local capacity to implement IDEA. For effective systems level change, TA&D centers must identify successful models and work with State and local systems to implement, evaluate, and scale-up the models within local schools and early childhood programs. Model demonstrations are a way to bridge the gap between existing research and practice at the school and program level. Each year, OSEPs goal is to fund model demonstration cohorts in various topic areas using lag site implementation to implement and sustain evidence based practices in the field.
Definition of a Model: A model is a set of existing evidence-based interventions and implementation strategies (i.e., core components) that research suggests will improve child, teacher, or system outcomes when implemented with fidelity.
Definition of Model Demonstration: Model Demonstrations involve investigating the degree to which a given model can be implemented and sustained in typical settings, by staff employed in those settings, while achieving outcomes similar to those attained in research settings.
OSEP Performance Measures
The OSEP performance measures for the Technical Assistance and Dissemination Program are:
- Program Performance Measure #1: The percentage of Technical Assistance and Dissemination products and services deemed to be of high quality by an independent review panel of experts qualified to review the substantive content of the products and services.
- Program Performance Measure #2: The percentage of Special Education Technical Assistance and Dissemination products and services deemed by an independent review panel of qualified experts to be of high relevance to educational and early intervention policy or practice.
- Program Performance Measure #3: The percentage of all Special Education Technical Assistance and Dissemination products and services deemed by an independent review panel of qualified experts to be useful to improve educational or early intervention policy or practice.
- *Program Performance Measure #4: The cost efficiency of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination Program includes the percentage of milestones achieved in the current annual performance report period and the percentage of funds spent during the current fiscal year.
*For Program Performance Measure #4, please use the following project performance measure when you report against this target within the annual performance report: “(X) milestones completed out of (X) milestones proposed for the current reporting period.” “Milestone” is defined as a scheduled event signifying the completion of a major deliverable or set of deliverable or a phase of work. “Deliverable” is defined as a technical assistance and dissemination product or service.
Tools for Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education, is pleased to present new community of practice collaboration pages to support grantees in collaborating with one another and seeking input from stakeholders. These collaboration spaces allow its members to work together to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. They have been designed to give stakeholders a place to work together to solve complicated issues, facilitate informal knowledge sharing, exchange thoughts and ideas, and share resources, while also providing a place for collaborative creation of new knowledge. By linking to the following page you will be entering an external website. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is not responsible for the site’s content. http://collab.osepideasthatwork.org.
84.326B Informational Webinar: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes for Young Children With, and at Risk for, Developmental Delays or Disabilities - Held June 15, 2017
326 K Information Webinar - Held May, 25 2017
84.326Y Application Webinar: National Technical Assistance Center for Inclusive Practices and Policies - Held May 12, 2017
OSEP TA&D Program Performance Measurement Webinar for GPRA Data Collection Involving 84.326T Deaf-Blind Projects – Held May 11, 2017
OSEP TA&D Program Performance Measurement Webinar for GPRA Data Collection Involving 84.326 Centers – Held May 8th, 2017
84.326P Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center FY 2017 Grant Competition - Held May 4, 2017