ETR and IEP Support

SST-8/IDEA Compliance Supports

At SST8, our primary goal is to increase the capacity of Local Educational Agency (LEA) personnel to develop high-quality and legally compliant Evaluation Team Reports (ETRs) and Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. We offer a variety of support options to our region’s Special Education administrators, Intervention Specialists, and related services staff, including workshops on the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities, pre-/post-training ETR/IEP reviews with written feedback, building administrator training on IDEA/compliance requirements, ETR/IEP mentoring sessions, and general technical assistance.

Internal Monitoring Cohort Sessions:

ODE’s Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) expects each district or community school to have a process for ensuring that special education documents meet state and federal requirements. Starting this year, corrective action plans for special education services must identify a mechanism for internal compliance monitoring. SST8 has created a three-part series designed to help your district build the knowledge, confidence, and action plan ensuring that all special education personnel master these expectations. We encourage districts to send a TEAM of central office, building, and teaching personnel responsible for the development and implementation of an Internal Monitoring process.

• The first 2 days: Training on OEC's IDEA compliance indicators for ETRs and IEPs (including Indicator 13/ Post-Secondary transition) with time for review of sample records and achieve inter-rater reliability; team time for action planning and developing an internal monitoring process including roles, responsibilities, timelines, and other supports.  Click here to access items from the Internal Monitoring binder (password protected; for participants only).

• The third day: A follow-up update on IDEA compliance to support ongoing development and implementation of this process, with time to review records or monitoring outcomes with SST-8 support.
Additionally, teams will be able to send a member to a full day transition training to cover sections 4 & 5 more in depth.

Year 2: Those who have participated in the 3 part series will have the opportunity for a full day training the following year working more closely with goals, SDI (beyond compliance lens) the appropriateness of goals; unpacking standards, and transition service activities. Teams will also look at their SPP indicator data to decide how it relates as an area of emphasis on IEP.

Finally, a portion of the day will provide a train the trainer version of a District Representative training for teams to take back their districts.

Updated Ohio ETR and IEP Forms

In December 2017, ODE's Office for Exceptional Children released updated versions of the required ETR and IEP forms, as well as optional Progress Monitoring forms.  These new forms may be implemented by LEAs immediately, but MUST be implemented by the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. See below for a PDF guide to the changes, as well as a summary of guidance "roll-over" (R-O) prompts which OEC has embedded within the dynamic versions of the forms.

Ohio Forms

Complete listing of Ohio Required and Optional Forms

For more information, please contact

Helen Brophy
Brophy, Helen
Educational/Transition Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511268
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