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FY2011 Data Collections Conference Special Education Record and GNETS Program Record Athens, Georgia September 1, 2010 Georgia Department of Education.

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1 FY2011 Data Collections Conference Special Education Record and GNETS Program Record Athens, Georgia September 1, 2010 Georgia Department of Education Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports 1870 Twin Towers East Atlanta, Georgia 30334

2 Session Agenda Special Education Data ConnectionSpecial Education Events DefinedReporting ConditionsTimelines New Special Education Students Move In Students Georgia’s Status GNETS

3 State Performance Plan Annual Performance Report Federal Reporting State Reporting Special Education Annual Report FTE CPI SR Class Size Performance Indicators (20) Environments Timelines Transitions Accuracy Disproportionality Parents Child Count Placement Personnel Discipline Assessment Exiting

4 Event Code Event Name Event Definition ‘01’ Babies Can’t Wait Transition Date of BCW transition conference. ‘02’ Parent Consent to Evaluation Date district receives parent permission for an initial evaluation. ‘03’Initial EvaluationDate of initial evaluation. ‘04’ Initial Eligibility Determination Date of initial eligibility determination. ‘05’Initial IEP MeetingDate of initial IEP meeting. ‘06’ Initial IEP Placement Date student first receives special education services.

5 Event Code Event Name Event Definition ‘07’IEP Annual ReviewDate of most recent annual review. ‘08’ Eligibility Redetermination Date of most recent triennial eligibility redetermination. ‘09’Special Education Exit Reported only when a student is no longer eligible for special education services. ‘10’ Parental Revocation of Consent Reported only when parents revoke consent for special education.

6 Event Codes Event codes “01” to ‘’06” report initial special education placement in Georgia. Event codes ‘’07” and ‘’08” report annual or triennial status. Event code ‘‘09” is used ONLY when a student is no longer eligible for special education. Event code ‘‘10” is used ONLY when parents revoked consent for special education.

7 Event Codes If Special Education events are reported for events ‘06’ thru ‘09’, the student must have a primary area of exceptionality. Special Education Records are reported for active students and students who withdrew during the current year. Initial events codes (Codes ‘01’ -’06’ ) refer to initial placement in Georgia special education and do not change if the student’s primary area exceptionality changes.

8 Event Codes Event codes ’01’ to ’06’ report “Initial” events. For reporting purposes, “Initial” events meet one of the following conditions: – Student with first time special education placement in Georgia. – Student previously served in special education in Georgia but not reported in the prior year Student Record as special education student. – Student reported in the prior year Student Record as special education student, returned to general education (Event Code 09), and subsequently re-referred. – Student for whom parents revoked consent for special education (Event Code 10) and subsequently re-referred.

9 Existing Special Education Students Special education records are required for all existing special education students (i.e. Primary Area of Exceptionality reported last fiscal year and in the current fiscal year). Student must have a record for the Initial IEP Meeting ‘05’ or IEP Annual Review ‘07’. Student must have a record for the Initial Eligibility Determination ‘04’ or the Eligibility Redetermination ‘08’.

10 Multiple Schools The school where the student is active, or most recently attended, is responsible for reporting the special education events. Student and enrollment data are required to correctly identify the school responsible for reporting this data.

11 General Education Students A special education record may be submitted for general education students, but may only contain events for the following: Babies Can’t Wait Notification ‘01’, Parent Consent to Evaluation ‘02’, Initial Evaluation ‘03’, Initial Eligibility Determination ‘04’, and Initial IEP Meeting ‘05’.

12 Parental Consent for Evaluation If there is an event for Initial Parent Consent to Evaluation ‘02’, then there must be valid events for: Initial Evaluation ‘03’ and Initial Eligibility Determination ‘04’, unless the date for Parent Consent to Evaluation ‘02’ is received less than 30 days before the end of the school year.

13 The number of days between events ‘02’ Parent Consent to Evaluation and ‘04’ Initial Eligibility Determination should not be greater than 60 days. Code: IDDF (4) EVALUATIONS AND REEVALUATIONS. E581 is a relievable error for the following valid reasons: Parent failed to produce the student Student enrolled in another district Medical Reason(s) Other – Manual comment Parent Consent for Evaluation

14 Code: IDDF (4) EVALUATIONS AND REEVALUATIONS. Effective March 31, 2010 (b) Once a child is referred for an evaluation by a parent or Student Support Team(SST) to determine if the child is a child with a disability, the initial evaluation: 1. Must be completed within 60 calendar days of receiving parental consent for evaluation. [34 C.F.R. § (c)(1)(i)] (i)Holiday periods and other circumstances when children are not in attendance for five consecutive school days shall not be counted toward the 60 calendar day timeline, including the weekend days before and after such holiday periods, if contiguous to the holidays except:

15 Code: IDDF (4) EVALUATIONS AND REEVALUATIONS. Effective March 31, 2010 (ii) Any summer vacation period in which the majority of an LEA’s teachers are not under contract shall not be included in the 60 day timeline for evaluation. However an LEA is not prohibited from conducting evaluations over a summer vacation period. During the summer vacation period, beginning thirty calendar days prior to the last day that children attend school, the evaluation must be conducted within 90 calendar days of receiving parental consent for evaluation.

16 Code: IDDF (4) EVALUATIONS AND REEVALUATIONS. Effective March 31, 2010 I. Consent received 30 days or more prior to the end of the school year must be completed within the 60 calendar day evaluation timeframe. II. Students who turn three during the summer period or other holiday periods must have an eligibility decision and IEP (if appropriate) in place by the third birthday.

17 The following records are required for new special education students: Initial Eligibility Determination ‘04’, Initial IEP Meeting ‘05’, and Initial IEP Placement ‘06’.

18 Babies Can’t Wait Transition Conference- A meeting established by Babies Can’t Wait, on behalf of the parent/guardian, with the Local School System prior to the child’s 3 rd birthday. REPORT EVENT CODE ’01’.

19 Event Codes Public School Student-Initial Placement in Special Education ‘01’ -Babies Can’t Wait Transition If applicable ‘02’ -Parent Consent to Evaluation X ‘03’ -Initial Evaluation X ‘04’ -Initial Eligibility Determination X ‘05’ -Initial IEP Meeting X ‘06’ -Initial IEP Placement / Transition Service Begin (BCW) X 60 Days 90 Days

20 Code: IDDF (6) INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP). (13) INITIAL IEP’S PROVISION OF SERVICES. Each LEA must ensure that – (a) A meeting to develop an IEP for a child is conducted within 30 days of a determination that the child needs special education and related services; and (b) As soon as possible following development of the IEP, special education and related services are made available to the child in accordance with the child’s IEP. [34 C.F.R. § (c)(1) – (2)]

21 A student’s right to FAPE is not affected by access to prior records. All students must receive FAPE. Code: IDDF (6) ’06’ INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP).

22 Adopts Out of State Eligibility/IEP Accepts Out of State Eligibility/IEP Information but Moves Information to Georgia Eligibility/IEP Forms Determination Necessary “In-process” Status* Initial Eligibility ‘04’ – Expires 3 years from date prior state’s eligibility determination. Initial Eligibility ‘04’ – Expires 3 years from date of Georgia eligibility determination. Consent ‘02’ Initial IEP ‘05’ – Expires as indicated on IEP from the prior state. Initial IEP ‘05’ – Expires as indicated on the Georgia developed IEP. Assessment ‘03’ – 60 day timeline applies Assessment ‘03’ * Initial Placement ‘06’ – Date services were initiated in Georgia. Initial Eligibility ‘04’ - 60 day timeline applies Initial Eligibility ‘04’* Initial IEP ‘05’– 90 day timeline applies Initial IEP ‘05’* Initial Placement ‘06’– 90 day timeline applies Initial Placement ‘06’ *

23 Students Exiting Special Education The Special Education Exit Event Code ‘09’ is reported only when a student is no longer eligible for special education services and reflects the last date of service. If a Special Education student withdraws and also reports a Special Education Exit event ‘09’, the withdrawal date must be after the event date reported for exit event ‘09’.

24 Parent/Student Present at Conference For students with a primary area of exceptionality, and are in grade 9-12 or age 16 or older, the Student Present at Conference must be ‘Y’ or ‘N’ for the Initial IEP Meeting ‘05’ and the IEP Annual Review ‘07’. Parent Present at Conference must equal ‘Y’ or ‘N’ for Initial IEP Meeting (‘05’ ) and IEP Annual Review ’07”.

25 FY2010EVENT_07EVENT_08EVENT_09EVENT_10 P - Mild Intellectual Disability Q - Moderate Intellectual Disability R - Severe Intellectual Disability S - Profound Intellectual Disability T - Emotional / Behavioral Disorder U - Specific Learning Disability V - Orthopedic Impairment W - Hearing Impairment X - Deaf Y - Other Health Impairment Z - Visual Impairment Blind Deaf and Blind Speech / Language Impairment Autism Traumatic Brain Injury Significant Developmental Delay Total

26 GNETS The student data reporting requirements for students placed in a GNETS program are the same as the requirements for all other students.

27 Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports Program Level Record Brad Bryant, State Superintendent of Schools “We will lead the nation in improving student achievement.”

28 GNETS students must be enrolled in an LEA (Local Education Agency) and have an assigned GTID (Georgia Test Identifier). All Student Record Files including enrollment and discipline must be reported for all GNETS students in the student’s LEA of residence. LEAs must coordinate with their GNETS program to develop a data exchange system to provide the information required for input in the local student information system. To facilitate the transfer of data, IEPs for GNETS students should be written in the IEP platform of their LEA of residence. Students served at any time during the current school year in a GNETS program should be reported with a Program Level File in Student Record. GNETS

29 What is the GNETS program type? The program type data element identifies the type of program being reported for each record’s activity. The program type code for GNETS is ‘02’ and its Element ID is ‘PGM007’. GNETS

30 What are program codes for GNETS programs? Where program type = GNETS ‘02’ ’ (Element ID PGM007), the program code (Element ID PGM008) must equal one of the following codes: ‘8’ = GNETS – Center Based ‘9’ = GNETS – School Based GNETS – Center Based ‘8’ is defined as a separate program that operates as a standalone and does not afford students the opportunity to access age appropriate non-disabled peers during the school day. GNETS – School Based ‘9’ is defined as a program that allows students access to non-disabled peers during the school day. GNETS

31 What school code is used for GNETS students? Two school codes are reported for GNETS students attending a GNETS program. The ‘School Code’ (Element ID PGM004) is used to report the home school the student would attend if not enrolled in a GNETS program and the ‘Alternate School Code’ (Element ID PGM011) is the GNETS program code assigned to the GNETS program the student attends. GNETS

32 Enter the GNETS program code in the alternative school code field. New edit to validate GNETS program code against facilities database. (E413)

33 Is there a specific program code for GNETS programs? The coding for GNETS is 63XX or 64XX. All GNETS programs will have one of these coding schemes in the facilities database. Can my district report any of the GNETS codes? No. GNETS program are tied to specific districts. See the GNETS map at to identify the GNETS program for your district. Are all programs attached to a facility? Yes, all programs are attached to a facility in the facilities database even though the services may not be provided at the associated facility. GNETS

34 Should districts have a GNETS program code even in cases where their students attend a GNETS program located in another district? Yes, the district should have a GNETS program code even if the centers are regional or located in another school district. GNETS

35 How is frequency of GNETS services determined? The ‘Number of Daily GNETS Segments’ (Element ID PGM015) identifies the highest number of daily segments (1-6) a student received in a GNETS program during the school year. GNETS

36 How is duration of enrollment in a GNETS program determined? The duration of services for a student enrolled in a GNETS program is calculated using the ‘Beginning Date’ (Element ID PGM009) and ‘Ending Date’ (Element ID PGM0010). For students with continuous enrollment ‘Beginning Date’ would be the first day of school and ‘Ending Date’ would be the last day of school. If a student enters and exits a GNETS program multiple times during the school year a new Program Level Record must be created for each entry. GNETS


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