Presentation on theme: "Special Education Director Call December 2014. Work in Progress."— Presentation transcript:
Special Education Director Call December 2014
Work in Progress
New Egrant System IDEA flow through funds application will have a new system and look. Training will be in the Spring of 2015
Future Sped SD-STARS Reports Coming in Spring of 2015 Sped Exiters – Assist in accuracy and reporting for Graduation, Dropout, and Post-School Outcomes. Statewide Assessment – Participation rate – Proficiency rate – Drilled down to student level
Proficiency in Reading by 4 th Grade Proficiency in Math by 9 th Grade
SPP State Determination Through 2013, the OSEP used a compliance matrix that included compliance data – SD Met Requirements each year Beginning in 2014, OSEP used a compliance matrix and results matrix – Each matrix was weighted 50% for determination SD 2014 Determination: Needs Assistance – spap/allyears.html#sd spap/allyears.html#sd
SPP State Determination
NAEP Contact Information: – Michael Rickert
New Ad Hoc Reports Check status of students in Campus for 504 and registered for alternate assessment
New IRIS STAR Legacy Modules Evidence-Based Practices (Part 1):Identifying and Selecting a Practice or Program Evidence-Based Practices (Part 1):Identifying and Selecting a Practice or Program – discusses the importance of identifying and selecting evidence-based practices. Evidence-Based Practices (Part 2):Implementing a Practice or Program with Fidelity Evidence-Based Practices (Part 2):Implementing a Practice or Program with Fidelity – discusses implementing an evidence-based practice or program with fidelity Evidence-Based Practices (Part 3):Evaluating Learner Outcomes and Fidelity Evidence-Based Practices (Part 3):Evaluating Learner Outcomes and Fidelity – examines how to evaluate whether an evidence-based practice is effective
College and Career Ready Students graduate high school ready for postsecondary or the workforce
Program to Provide Post-Secondary Education for Young Adults with Disabilities State Department of Human Services (DHS) has established a program offering post-secondary education to young adults with disabilities in South Dakota. Augustana College will implement a program called Augie Access for South Dakota residents 18 to 24 years old who have a diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability and who have completed a vocational interest assessment. Students would need to have a primary goal of employment as well as the ability to fund the education. The program will allow up to five new students annually.. The post-secondary education pilot program is a collaborative effort among several South Dakota agencies and initiatives, including DDD, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Department of Labor and Regulation, Disability Employment Initiative and Department of Education.
Augie Access Eligible Ages Primary goal of employment Students must have a diagnosis of an Intellectual/ Developmental Disability Resident of South Dakota Ability to fund/tuition/fees/residential/etc.. Have completed a Vocational/Interest Assessments More information will be provided
Youth Leadership Forum June 7-11, 2015 High School Students Apply – Fill out application – Interviewed by TSLP and Vocational Rehabilitation counselors – Selections Due: December 19, 2014 For more information:
Are you ready for post-secondary? Catch the Wave Events: – March 4 at Vermillion – March 24 at Mitchell – March 31 at Spearfish – April 1 at Aberdeen – April 16 at Watertown Go to for more informationwww.tslp.org
High School Transition Supports Transition Services Liaison Project staff – One-on-one technical assistance at your school – Assist teachers in preparing for Indicator 13 data collection – Connect districts with appropriate agencies – Talk to classes or parents about transition – Assist teachers in locating evidence-based transition activities – Assistance in implementing or improving Project Skills
Effective Teachers and Leaders Students are supported by effective teachers and leaders.
Paraprofessionals Modules Direct Step Online Learning Modules Only for special education paraprofessionals Units cover: – Roles and Responsibilities of the Paraeducator – Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation – Improving Behavior – Paraeducator Support: Instructional Content and Practice See flyer for details
Direct Step Process 1.Available after January 1, 2015 until gone 2.Fill out the Administrator and Allocation form (see attachments) 3. to – If over 30 seat requests, approval from 4.Direct Step will provide the Director key codes and training on system.
School Climate Students enter schools that are provide an environment conducive to learning.
December Behavior Tip: Review Expectations and Rules Behavior regression? Have a plan Have kids model Reinforce!
Data Support State Performance Plan (SPP) Coordinators – Regionally located – Connect with districts on-site – Knowledge of SPP data collection and analysis tools. – Assist in special education data analysis with the district – Knowledge of changes related to SPP
*Based number on students that graduate with an IEP that graduate with a regular diploma by the number of student with IEP’s eligible to graduate Indicator 1: Graduation Indicator :Graduaion83%84.5%85%
Indicator 2: Dropout Percent of youth with IEPs dropping out of high school Information is collected through SIMS utilizing the special education exit code. Total number of students who dropped out / Total number of students on IEPs
Indicator 4A: Suspension/Expulsion Districts that have 5% of students with disabilities suspended for >10 days / total number of districts. 1.3% allows for two districts
Indicator 5: LRE(Children 6-21) Monitoring Priority: FAPE in the LRE Results indicator: Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served: A. Inside the regular class 80% or more of the day; B. Inside the regular class less than 40% of the day; and C. In separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements.
Indicator 6: LRE (3-5) Results indicator: Percent of children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attending A. Regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood A. program; and B. Separate special education class, separate school or residential facility. A: You want to increase the # of students receiving services in regular ed setting B: You want to decrease the # of students receiving services in other locations or special settings Increased A by.5% each year Decreased B by.5% each year
Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes Percent of preschool children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who demonstrate improved: A1 & A2 Positive social-emotional skills (including social A. relationships); B1 & B2 Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy); and C1 & C2 Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs. Summary Statement 1: Of those preschool children who entered or exited the preschool program below age expectations in each Outcome, the percent who substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they turned 6 years of age or exited the program. Summary Statement 2: The percent of preschool children who were functioning within age expectations in each Outcome by the time they turned 6 years of age or exited the program.
Indicator 8- Parent involvement Results indicator: Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.
Indicator 9-Disproportionate Representations Percent of LEAs with Disproportionate Representation that is a Result of Inappropriate Identification FFY Target ≥ 0.00%
Indicator 10: Disproportionate Representations in Specific Disability Categories Data are provided by the State Percent of LEAs with Disproportionate Representation that is a Result of Inappropriate Identification FFY Target ≥ 0.00%
Indicator 13 : Secondary Transition *Number of youth aged 16 and above with IEP’s that contain each of the required components for secondary transition by number of youth with IEP’s aged 16 and above Indicator : Secondary Transition 100%
Indicator 14 – Post School Outcomes Indicator A: Enrolled in Higher Ed 15.50% B: Higher Ed or Competitively Employed 66.50% C: Higher Ed, other postsecondary ed, training program, competitively employed or some other employment 81.00%
CHILD COUNT UPDATE
Child Count To Date – Districts that have uploaded 95 districts (63%) have uploaded data; 80 district have signed off – Deadline January 15, 2015
Who to ask? IEP Questions – Special Education Programs at Entering information into Infinite Campus – Data Collection office at Submitting official child count – Susan Woodmansey and Bobbi Lieferman at
Private School Child Count Used for : – Federal Reporting of Child Count – Proportionate Share funding All students, who are eligible, whether receiving services or not went out on Dec. 3 rd to each district with a non-public school Spreadsheet can be found at childcount.aspx childcount.aspx Child Count Data Elements: Need to be submitted by Jan. 15, 2015 Submit to
OSEP- JCD letters On December 8, 2014, OSEP released a Dear Colleague Letter on the educational needs of students with disabilities who are in correctional facilities and the requirements of Part B of the IDEA as they apply to States, SEAs, and LEAs in educating these students. A set of Guiding Principles outlines five principles and supporting core activities to improve education practices, or implement new ones. The guide is meant to help agencies and facilities serving youth in correctional education provide education services comparable to those available to students in community schools. For more information go to Dear Colleague Letter: education/idea-letter.pdfhttp://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/correctional- education/idea-letter.pdf Guiding Principles: education/guiding-principles.pdfhttp://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/correctional- education/guiding-principles.pdf
OSEP-Effective Communication On November 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice issued a joint Dear Colleague Letter on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools For more information go to: Dear Colleague Letter communication pdf communication pdf Frequently asked questions on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools communication pdfhttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-faqs-effective- communication pdf IDEA and Title II regs may differ, disticts need to follow both – read case studies for examples of how to apply guidance
Accountability Schedule Arlington Avon Baltic Big Stone City *Bowdle *Bison Bridgewater-Emery Canton *Castlewood Colome-Consolidated Dakota Valley (North Sioux City) *Edgemont Elk Mountain (Dewey) Ethan *Fredrick Area Groton Area *Herreid Highmore-Harrold *Hitchcock-Tulare Jones County (Murdo) Kimball Leola *McLaughlin Milbank *Newell Northwestern Area (Mellette) *Oelrichs Plankinton Pierre * 4 day school week Rapid City Smee (Wakpala) Scotland *Summit Todd County (Mission) *Wall *White River *Winner *Woonsocket Ability Building Service- Yankton SD Human Service Center- Yankton Dakotabilities- Sioux Falls Black Hills Work- Rapid City Northern Hills Training Center- Spearfish If there are any questions please contact Arlene Maxfield at
Special Education Conference Raising the Bar to Achieve Results for All! March 10 – 11, 2015 Best Western Ramkota in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Multi-tiered System of Supports Save the Date – Summer MTSS Conference – June 3 and 4 - Pierre Contact Rebecca Cain at with any questions on beginning implementation with the state initiative.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluation Team Training Rapid City, SD Sioux Falls, S.D. Jan Feb Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Who may attend: This training will be offered to multidisciplinary evaluation teams in public school districts and educational cooperatives in South Dakota. Teams will be required to submit an application and will be selected on the basis of need and space availability. Credit for attending: You may receive 2 graduate credits or CEU for completing the training. If you have any questions please contact Arlene Maxfield at
Save the Date: Northern Plains Law Conference Sept , 2015 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rapid City, SD Preconference for New Sped Directors September 21, 2015 Preconference for school attorneys September 21, 2015 If you have any questions please contact Arlene Maxfield at
Monthly Topical Calls Upcoming Calls 3:30-4:30 (central): – AT (3 rd Tues) No call in December – AAC (4 th Tues) No call in December – MTSS (1 st Tues) January 6 Walking through the MTSS application – SPED (2 nd Tues) Jan 13 – Topic to be determined Check Sped Director Monthly Meeting site for webinar links, call in numbers and recordings: –
Indicator 17 SSIP State Systemic Improvement Plan
Fact #1 Achievement Gap Gender Socioeconomic status Dropout rates Zip codes …among others…
General Education Special Education
Reading General Education 78.29% Special Education SWD 53.28% SLD 36.05% 3 rd grade Prof/adv.
Reading General Education 72.45% Special Education SWD 34.67% SLD 22.73% 8 th Grade Prof/adv
Performance Reading Gap General Education 70.30% Special Education SWD 25.53% SLD 13.46% 11 th Grade Prof/adv
Fact #2 4 th Grade NAEP All Students 32% SWD 10%
8 th Grade NAEP All Students 36% SWD 4%
Fact #3 Special Education student performance Lower Performance Overall High gap between general education and special education versus
Data has shown! Colony in the district Native American population Poverty index Number of students in district/school MTSS (Multi Tiered System of Support) HQT
Discussion What do you need in your district to improve reading outcomes for K-3 rd grade? Trainings?
Get More Information SSIP Melissa Flor Dawn Wirth MTSS Rebecca Cain
Next Sped Directors LiveMeeting January 20, :00 CST
TEACHER OR DISTRICT SHARING It is your time to shine: help us celebrate teacher and/or district accomplishments by letting your region rep know