Starting this 2014-15 school year school districts will see a major change in how the Office of Exceptional Children (OEC) is revising its accountability system of special education programs provided to students. In precious years, on-site reviews conducted by OEC were very muc "compliance" focused in nature. IEP forms were reviewed to determine if all of the various sections fo the IEP were completed and if the wording in those sections were appropriate to meet federal law requirements. If problems were found, then the district had to correct the IEPs out of compliance and then submit future IEPs to OEC to show OEC those new IEPs were also being written correctly with compliant information.
This year OEC will shift monitoring of special education programs towards educational results and functional outcomes of students with disabilities. The change is called Results Driven Accountability or RDA. This process will now span up to four years for a district's involvement. More general information on this four year process will be presented at our trainings.
Four trainings have been scheduled for our region and are listed on the right side of this page under the "Upcoming Events". Please click on the date you wish to attend to access STARS to get registered.