ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-07-028

Date Created : 08/25/2006

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
EC Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Special Ed Programs: Cycle 7 Data Review and Web Teleconference

Regulatory Authority:
IDEA (codified at 20 U.S.C. A. 1400 et seq.)

Contact Person:
Dr. Jody Fields

Phone Number:
501-683-7219

E-mail:
jafields@ualr.edu

Special Education discipline and exit data are collected each year during Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) Cycle 7. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Special Education Unit must report these data to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by November 1, 2006. To ensure the highest accuracy in data reporting to OSEP, the Special Education Unit will provide districts an opportunity to review the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-2006 discipline and exit data.

Other Cycle 7 data, including referral tracking, early intervening services, early childhood exits, early childhood Part C to Part B transition, and early childhood transition to kindergarten data will also be reviewed. These data elements are used for monitoring and for the federal Special Education Annual Performance Report (APR) due on February 1, 2007.

Beginning September 4, 2006, districts can review the Cycle 7 data by going to the Arkansas Department of Education Special Education web page at http://arksped.k12.ar.us. Click on MySped Resource and use the login submitted to the Grants and Data Management Section for the applicable district. The web link for review will be de-activated on September 22, 2006.

Further instructions will be provided through a series of web teleconferences on August 29, 30, and 31, 2006. To register for a web teleconference, go to www.arswis.info.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Jody Fields or Ms. Katina White at 501-683-7219.

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