OEC conducts three different types of Monitoring Process reviews
. All LEAs participate in some level of monitoring review annually. Each review method involves a different level of intensity and resources from both OEC and LEAs.
- Special Education Ratings: Every year, all LEAs receive a rating on the performance of their special education program. The Ohio Department of Education uses final data that districts submit through the Education Management Information System (EMIS) and compares them to state- and federally-approved targets for the 17 Indicators depicted above. These data result in one of four ratings — Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention. Ohio receives an annual rating from the U.S. Department of Education based on the same four categories.
- Note: Each year's rating is based on data submitted through EMIS for the prior school year (e.g., 2018 Special Education Rating is based on data from the 2016-2017 school year).
- IDEA Selective Review: Purpose is to determine compliance with federal and state laws for serving students with disabilities; and to assist LEAs in resolving specific issues or concerns.
- IDEA Monitoring and Strategic Improvement Process : Purpose is to determine compliance with federal and state laws for serving students with disabilities and to assist educational agencies in building a continuous improvement process.
The intent of all IDEA monitoring reviews is to maximize the use of resources that will result in better academic, social and post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities and to meet regulatory requirements.