Public education agencies (PEAs) are required to verify the count of students participating in special education (SPED) on October 1, 2014. 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, 2014. 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. 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.
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.
In addition to the attached 10/01/14 Federal Special Education Child Count memo, please see the attached census eligibility memo, visual timeline, and training flyer for further details.
Questions regarding census verification process may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESS Data Management
Arizona Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services