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.