09/28/2012 – October 1, 2012 Federal Special Education Child Count Verification

Public education agencies (PEAs) are required to verify the count of students participating in special education on October 1, 2012. Verification will be completed via the web-based ESS Census Verification application, available under the Common Logon. The ESS Census Verification online application will open on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. PEAs must log in to the application to submit the October 1 census counts. Follow the instructions included in the attached memo to participate in the ESS Census Verification. Refer to technical assistance documents for detailed instructions on how to complete the verification process on the home page in the ESS Census Verification application.

Please note that October 1 is the child count date, not a due date or deadline.

  • Verification letters are due to ADE/ESS by Friday, November 16, 2012.
  • Special education participation data are due in SAIS by Friday, December 14, 2012.
  • Verified SPED participation counts in SAIS must be reconciled by Friday, January 11, 2013.

Please see the attached memo regarding the October 1 Federal Child Count.

Contact ESS Data Management with questions about the census verification/reconciliation process at essdatamgmt@azed.gov.