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Finding the Data

Education data are critical to understanding whether or not America’s children are getting the education they deserve and the education that will prepare them to be successful. Transparency in education data can help stakeholders celebrate well-deserved school successes and inform conversations about efforts to improve our schools.

Finding the Data : A State-by-State Assessment of Education Data Transparency provides a systematic and deeper understanding of how state education agencies compare across a set of 3 broad dimensions of education transparency: accessibility and access, quality, and disaggregation for key student groups. Parents, advocacy organizations, researchers, and other stakeholders need this information to understand the performance and quality of schools in their state.

Read more about the report and access it here.

Annual State and Local Report Cards | ESSA Fact Sheet

May 2018 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute Fact sheet in Word Fact sheet in PDF Other fact sheets on ESSA This fact sheet is designed to accompany the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and gives you summary information about what ESSA […]

Amendments to IDEA Made by ESSA | ESSA Fact Sheet

April 2018 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute Fact sheet in Word Fact sheet in PDF Fact sheet in Spanish Other fact sheets on ESSA This fact sheet is designed to accompany the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and gives you a […]

Formative Assessment for Students with Disabilities

(2017, December) | Useful to Parent Centers in working with educators and families of children with disabilities. This 34-page report was commissioned by the Council of Chief State School Officers State Collaboratives on Assessing Special Education Students and Formative Assessment. The report provides teachers, both special education and general education, with an introduction to the […]

El Proceso de Determinar la Elegibilidad del Niño

Actualizado, enero de 2018 Como explicamos en la página Evaluación Gratuita de Niños, la información que se reune en la evaluación será usada para tomar decisiones importantes acerca de la educación de su niño. Toda la información sobre su niño será usada: para decidir si su niño es elegible para recibir servicios de educación especial […]

Cuando Tiene Preocupaciones Sobre el Desarrollo de Su Niño

Volver a la página central de nuestra información en español Actualizado, enero de 2018   Esta página está diseñada para todos aquellos padres y familiares que están preocupados por el desarrollo de sus hijos y/o parientes y no saben qué hacer. Sabemos que el mundo de las discapacidades y de la educación especial puede ser […]

Right to Obtain an Independent Educational Evaluation

Current as of November 2017 In Spanish | En español _____________________ If you, as a parent of a child with a disability, do not agree with the results of the individualized evaluation of your child, as conducted by the school system, you have the right to obtain what is known as an Independent Educational Evaluation, […]

Present Levels (Component of the IEP)

Current as of September 2017 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español IDEA requires that each IEP must include a statement of the child’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance. This part of the IEP is commonly referred to as the “present levels statement.” For short, we’re just going to […]

Department of Education Memo to States on 1% Cap

(2017, May) | Useful to: Policy makers working within the confines of, or striving to meet, the 1% cap for AA-AAAS   On May 16, 2017, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of State Support (OSS) jointly issued a memorandum to state assessment directors, state Title I directors, and state special education […]

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