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Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems

 The DaSy Center assists state agencies in creating, expanding, or improving early childhood cross-agency and longitudinal data systems. The data systems will enhance state capacity to collect, analyze, and report high-quality data required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and allow states to examine how their public investments result in better outcomes for children and families.  

Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, the DaSy Center is operated by SRI in collaboration with the University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Applied Engineering Management (AEM), Westat, and Center for Technology in Education (CTE) at Johns Hopkins University. Work focuses on

  • Knowledge development: The DaSy Center is conducting a needs assessment to identify the current status of state efforts to develop coordinated early childhood longitudinal data systems. Center staff also will partner with a small set of states to develop a framework that identifies critical components and processes for effective data systems.
  • Technical assistance and dissemination: The DaSy Center provides a continuum of general, targeted, and intensive technical assistance (TA) and dissemination activities that support coordinated early childhood longitudinal data systems. Activities include hosting national meetings, conducting topical meetings or Think Tanks on key issue areas, convening national conference calls, maintaining a website, forming and supporting communities of practice, and developing online, print, and video training materials. The Center will work individually with states on issues related to data systems including providing intensive TA to 10 states.
  • Leadership and coordination: The DaSy Center will receive input about its work from a steering group made up of key stakeholders with interest in early childhood data systems. The Center also coordinates regularly with other national projects and organizations about early childhood data systems.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

SRI International

Funding Period:  

12/01/2019 to 10/14/2024

Award Amount:  

$1,097,792

Funding Agency:  

SRI International

Funding Period:  

12/03/2012 to 10/31/2019

Award Amount:  

$8,959,543

Staff

Christina M. Kasprzak, Principal Investigator
Deborah A. Cate, Technical Assistance Specialist
Sherry A. Franklin, Technical Assistance Specialist
Anne L. Lucas, Technical Assistance Specialist
Katy McCullough, Technical Assistance Specialist
Kellen Reid, Technical Assistance Specialist
Cherie R. Bartell, Applications Analyst
Alexander M. Lazara, Applications Analyst

Publications and Other Resources

Published: March 2018 Type: Technical Assistance Guides
Published: February 2018 Type: Assessments and Instruments
Published: January 2018 Type: Other Resources
Published: 2018 Type: Assessments and Instruments
Published: 2018 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: 2018 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: 2018 Type: Assessments and Instruments
Published: 2018 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
Published: November 2017 Type: Assessments and Instruments
Published: October 2017 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: August 2017 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: 2017 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
Published: 2017 Type: Curricula and Training Materials
Published: 2017 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: November 2016 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: September 2016 Type: Other Resources
Published: June 2016 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: June 2016 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: June 2016 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: March 2016 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: 2016 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: December 2015 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: September 2015 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: June 2015 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: 2015 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: 2015 Type: Assessments and Instruments
Published: 2015 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: 2015 Type: Assessments and Instruments
Published: December 2014 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: December 2014 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: September 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: September 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: August 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: June 2014 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs
Published: 2014 Type: Other Resources
Published: 2014 Type: Other Resources
Published: 2014 Type: Presentations and Webinars
Published: September 2013 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs