Special Education -- Technical Assistance on State Data Collection
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Cooperative Agreements, Discretionary/Competitive Grants
The purpose of this program is to improve the capacity of states to meet the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data collection and reporting requirements.
Under section 611(c)(1) of IDEA, the Secretary has the authority to reserve funds appropriated under Part B to provide technical assistance (TA) activities authorized under section 616(i).
Section 616(i) 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 616 of IDEA are collected, analyzed, and accurately reported. It also requires the Secretary to provide TA, where needed, to improve the capacity of states to meet the data collection requirements under IDEA.