9/26/2013 – October 1, 2013 Federal Special Education Child Count Verification

October 1, 2013 Federal Special Education Child Count Verification

Public education agencies (PEAs) are required to verify the count of students participating in special education (SPED) on October 1, 2013. 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 Wednesday, October 2, 2013. 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  FY14 October 1st Memo .   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. The documents are also available on the ESS Data Management website by accessing the Federal SPED Census page. 

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

We are pleased to announce a change in the timeline for the annual federal SPED child count. This is the result of an announcement from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that changed the annual federal due date for child count and environment data submission from the first Wednesday in February to the first Wednesday in April. Please refer to the attached census timeline for details.   Visual Census Timeline

ESS Data Management is offering webinars and workshops throughout this timeline. See the attached flyer for details regarding registration for fall training opportunities relevant to the verification phase. In the winter and spring, we will follow up with training opportunities relevant to the reconciliation and non-reconciliation phases of the child count process.   Detective Flyer

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