Special Education 2019 Leadership Conference Featured Westat Expertise

Working with data to inform policies, practices, and programs was the foundation of expertise Westat staff brought to the 2019 Leadership Conference sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education (ED) in July. We provide major technical assistance through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Data Center, Center to Improve Program and Project Performance, Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting, and more.

Westat staff (names in bold) participated, providing presentations and posters:

Amy Bitterman, Hadley Moore, and Carol Seay. (Presentation). Collecting Meaningful Parent Involvement Data You Can Use.

Danielle Crain and Laura Taylor. (Poster). Data Dissemination and Use: New Tools for IDEA Data.

Richelle Davis, Jennifer Sargent, and Linda Lynch. (Presentation). The Annual Report to Congress on IDEA: Uses Outside the Beltway.

Laura Johnson, Tom Boudreau, and Shanna Garrett. (Presentation). Calculation Tools Help States Implement IDEA Fiscal Regulations.

Jill Lammert, Margaret Gillis, and Debbie Shaver. (Poster). Linking Your Logic Model and Evaluation Plan.

Jill Lammert and Hadley Moore. (Poster). Making Your Project Performance Measures More Outcome Focused.

Tom Munk and Steven Smith. (Poster). Building IDEA Fiscal Foundations with Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting Tools.

Heather Reynolds, Roy Fowler, and Carolyn Bostick. (Presentation). State and Local Data Use for Policy, Practice, and Program Improvement.

Lee Anne Sulzberger and Lindsay Wise. (Poster). Implementing Data Procedures and Business Rules for Better Data Quality.

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