Indicator 20 | Timeliness and Accuracy of State Reported Data

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Colorful picture of an Asian woman standing in front of lots of numbers.Updated, April 2013

Indicator 20 is the final indicator under Part B of IDEA. It reads as follows:


State reported data (618 and State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report) are timely and accurate.
[20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B)]

Resources to Support Data Gathering for Indicator 20

Guidance documents on Indicator 20.

Resources from the Data Accountability Center.
The DAC was funded in October 2007 by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to provide information and technical assistance to improve the quality of all state-reported data required by the IDEA. If you’re collecting and reporting data with respect to IDEA, you probably already know the DAC!

How are we doing?
What’s the current status of the timeliness and accuracy of state-reported data?  Find out in the report below from 2011.

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