New states are welcome to join NCI at any time. At the beginning of each state fiscal year, NASDDDS issues a formal invitation for member states to join NCI (or to indicate continued participation) for the next “phase” of data collection. Phases run from July 1 to June 30. The documents below provide basic information about participation in NCI.
Information About Participation in NCI
New State Introduction to NCI
This chapter is a general introduction to the National Core Indicators and outlines considerations for participating states.
National Core Indicators: Data Collection Specifications
This document summarizes the basic data collection requirements (sample size, timeframe, etc.) for each component of NCI.