Data is the fuel powering the engine of educational reform. From funding implications and policy decisions to teacher effectiveness ratings and measurement of student learning, the influence of data in today’s educational climate cannot be overstated. For the nearly 120,000 Maryland children receiving early intervention or special education services, it is imperative that systems and supports are in place to accurately capture data and guide users in making informed decisions on their behalf. Toward that end, CTE collaborates with the MSDE Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services to develop and implement the Maryland Special Education/Early Intervention Accountability and Decision Support System (MSEADSS). MSEADSS includes a wide range of data collection systems and accompanying tools, processes and professional development that are described in this section of the site.
“We can see in a variety of places that data can change policy – and can drive student achievement… More than ever, we need good data to guide reform.” – Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan
Some of the goals of MSEADSS include the following:
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The Maryland Early Childhood Gateway is a resource for providers and families with young children with disabilities, ages birth through five. Read more.
This tool allows providers and educators to work in multiple simulated environments to develop teaching skills. Read more.