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 in 2016, 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.
NOTE: Starting in 2019-2020, Deep Dive sessions on ETR, IEP, and Transition will be required prerequisites to ensure that Internal Monitoring participants have sufficient background knowledge to engage with ODE's IDEA compliance indicators.
• Days 1-2
: 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).
Day 3: 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.
Those who have participated in prior years' Internal Mmonitoring 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.