OSEP’s Technical Assistance on State Data Collection grant program provides support to state agencies to collect, report, analyze, and use data on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. The purpose of the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection grant program is to improve the capacity of States to meet IDEA data collection and reporting requirements, including those required under Sections 1416 and 1418 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Section 1416 of the IDEA requires States to submit to the Department, and make available to the public, a State performance plan (SPP) and an annual performance report (APR) with data on how each State implements both Parts B and C of the IDEA to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Section 1418 of the IDEA requires States to submit to the Department, and make available to the public, quantitative data on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities who are receiving early intervention and special education services under IDEA. Funding for the program is authorized under section 1411(c)(1) of IDEA, which gives the Secretary the authority to reserve funds appropriated under Part B for each fiscal year to provide technical assistance activities authorized under section 1416(i). Section 1416(i) of IDEA requires the Secretary to review the data collection and analysis capacity of States to ensure that data and information determined necessary for implementation of section 1416 of IDEA are collected, analyzed, and accurately reported to the Secretary. It also requires the Secretary to provide technical assistance, where needed, to improve the capacity of states to meet the data collection requirements under IDEA.
OSEP’s current Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program investments are comprised of:
- Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
- IDEA Data Center (IDC)
- Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID)
- Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR)
Descriptions of each of these centers are available on the Database of Federally Funded Technical Assistance and Research Centers or on the center’s website.
The OSEP program performance measures for the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection 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 or individuals with appropriate expertise to review the substantive content of the products and services.
- Program Performance Measure #2: The percentage of technical assistance and dissemination products and services deemed by an independent review panel of qualified experts or members of the target audiences to be of high relevance to educational and early intervention policy or practice.
- Program Performance Measure #3: The percentage of all technical assistance and dissemination products and services deemed by an independent review panel of qualified experts or members of the target audiences to be useful to improve educational or early intervention policy or practice.
- *Program Performance Measure #4: The cost efficiency of the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection 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 deliverables or a phase of work. “Deliverable” is defined as a technical assistance and dissemination product or service.
Performance Measurement Resources
This page provides grantees resources for the OSEP-Funded TA&D Projects.
This page provides resources on planning and conducting evaluation activities. You can also click "Logic Models and Performance Measures" to view information from OSEP on laying the groundwork for a comprehensive evaluation, and high quality objectives and performance measurement.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education has instituted a new strategy to enhance collaboration opportunities with grantees and other stakeholders. This Engage OSEP site will enable OSEP to virtually bring together a variety of stakeholders to share information and to work together to improve results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. This site has been designed to give OSEP staff, grantees, and 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.
Visit the new Engage OSEP Site at: https://engage.osepideasthatwork.org/