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The Arkansas IDEA Data and Research Office is a partnership of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Arkansas Department of Education.

IDEA Data and Research is housed in the College of Education's Center for Applied Studies in Education. This program has been established to meet the growing data and reporting requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) and to undertake IDEA related research.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Arkansas IDEA Data and Research Office is to provide quality data management, analysis, technical assistance, and research for the enhancement of the Arkansas Department of Education's general supervision of local education agencies' special education programs by ensuring accurate, valid, and timely data to meet all state and federal reporting.

We strive to promote IDEA research among faculty and students of UALR for a greater understanding of policy, procedures, and practices across the state.


For more information, please contact:

CASE IDEA Data & Research Office

2801 S University Ave, Education Building, Room 209, Little Rock AR 72204

Ph: 501-683-7219

Fax: 501-569-8238


Dr. Jody Fields

Director, IDEA Data & Research Office


Crenisha Wright

Research Data Analyst


Tammy Garrison

Training Coordinator


Carrie Anderson

Data, Research and Policy Analyst

Ph: 501-682-4221


Rajan Arora

IT Coordinator

Ph: 501-682-4221


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