Funding

 The IDEA Secure Care and IDEA Basic Entitlement Grants

can be accessed through ADEConnect.

FY 15 IDEA Secure Care Grant- Coming Soon! 

FY 16 IDEA Basic Entitlement Grant – Opened October 2014

County Jail and Juvenile Detention Funding

 FY 15 County Claim and Attendance Forms

 

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6/25/15 – Special Education Year-End Data Checklist

This alert serves as a reminder of special education data that should be reviewed for accuracy and edited if necessary before the end of the fiscal year.

 

SAIS will close for current year file submissions at 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015. Data for all public education agencies (PEAs) must be complete and accurate in SAIS for FY 2015 at that time, with the exception of data for Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) schools. SAIS closes for AOI file submissions at 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2015. FY 2015 data found to be inaccurate after the statewide data recalculation completes are subject to the 915 data correction process and must be corrected with the assistance of ADE School Finance personnel. ESS Data Management encourages our customers to strive for complete and accurate SAIS data prior to 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015.  

 

Reviewing SAIS data:

Special education exit information must be submitted to SAIS for all special education students: each student participating in your PEA’s special education program must have both an exit date and exit reason in SAIS, including students who stay in special education through the last scheduled day of school.

  • All students enrolled for membership must also have a year-end status or withdrawal code in SAIS. Student records missing this information fail SAIS integrity processing. Students who are enrolled for membership through the last scheduled day of school must have a year-end status; students who withdraw before the last scheduled day of school must have a withdrawal code. Special education data coordinators may need to work with personnel at their PEA who submit membership information to SAIS to ensure that the students’ special education exit information and year-end or withdrawal status align.
  • Refer to the charts showing special education exit validations to see which exit codes align with which withdrawal and year-end status codes.
  • Refer to the SAIS Codes for a full description of all exit codes/reasons.

Review the SDSPED71-1 for all schools in your PEA. Ensure that every student who participated in special education at your PEA from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 is listed on the report, and that the students’ data are accurate.

Review the SDSPED71-2 for your PEA. Ensure that every student who participated in special education at an approved private day school, residential treatment center, or other PEA with your PEA as the District of Residence (DOR) anytime from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 is listed on the report, and that the students’ data are accurate.

Review the Student Integrity Status Report to identify any student records failing State SPED integrity, FedSPED integrity, and October 1 FedSPED integrity. If possible, ensure that you have enough time to upload corrections to SAIS and verify whether the uploaded data corrected the errors.

 

« ESS Data Management encourages our customers to begin reviewing SAIS data as soon as possible.

ESS Annual Data requirements:

The ESS Annual Data application extracts student exit data from SAIS. Follow the instructions listed above to ensure that all students’ exit data are complete and accurate in SAIS so that the data will be complete and accurate on the exit reports in ESS Annual Data.

Disciplinary data for all special education students must be submitted to Az SAFE by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 for inclusion on the discipline reports in ESS Annual Data. Special education data coordinators may need to work with personnel at your PEA who submit data to Az SAFE to ensure that this deadline is met.  

Any questions may be directed to [email protected].

 

ESS Data Management

[email protected]

Meeting Arizona College and Career Ready Standards March 23 and 24, 2015

 

AZCCRS March 23-24 Agenda

AZCCRS Grade 6 Math Placemat

AZCCRS Grade 7 Math Placemat

AZCCRS Grade 8 Math Placemat

AZCCRS HS Math Placemat

AZCCRS Yuma Power Point Day 1

AZCCRS UDL YUMA Power Point Day 2

Standards for Career Ready Practice Article 5

Crosswalk of Common Core Instructional Shifts Mathematics

Crosswalk of Common Core Instructional Shifts ELA Literacy

Expert Learners Are 

IEP Review Guide and Goal Considerations

Questions to Ask UDL Considerations

AZCCRS ELA Literacy in History, SS, Sci, Tech Subjects

Universal Design for Learning 

AZ Math Grade 1 Color Coded

AZ Math Grade 2 Color Coded

AZ Math Grade 3 Color Coded 

AZ Math Grade 4 Color Coded 

AZ Math Grade 5 Color Coded 

 AZ Math Grade 6 Color Coded

 

 

 

 

 

An Evening with Jonathan Mooney – Free Opportunity in Southern AZ

 

Mooney Prof  Flyer - Pub - 12-20-14

 

The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services, in collaboration with Raising Special Kids, is pleased to announce an opportunity to hear Jonathan Mooney, a dynamic international speaker, who will share his experience of “falling outside of the norm.” He will discuss the need to have a strengths-based perspective on how people learn – students, family members, general and special educators, and community members will be moved by his message!

Mr. Mooney is a writer and learning activist with dyslexia who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds an honors degree in English Literature. He is cofounder of Project Eye-To-Eye, a widely duplicated mentoring program for students with disabilities. Mr. Mooney was also a winner of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship for public service and was selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarships.

Location:  Desert View High School,  4101 E. Valencia Rd.  Tucson, AZ 85706

Date:  January 28, 2015

Time:  5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For a sneak preview, go to http://www.jonathanmooney.com/, or see him on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJiNhW0G5hw.

Please share the following fliers: the first is geared toward professionals and the second for families.

Meeting AZCCRS for Special Educators – Materials Page

Please use the following links to view materials presented at the Meeting Arizona College and Career Ready Standards for Special Educators training held on January 7-8, 2015.

Day 1 PowerPoint
Day 2 PowerPoint

AZCCSS Information Scavenger Hunt A
Math Expanded LPF Part 2 – Grades 5-8
Crosswalk of Common Core Instructional Shifts: ELA/Literacy
Crosswalk of Common Core Instructional Shifts: Mathematics
Standards for Career Ready Practice POSTER
AZ IEP Goal Writing Document
5th Grade Mathematics Standards Placemat/a>

Math Expanded

UDL Guidelines
Broadly Define the Verb
Bulleted Mathematical Practices
What is Not Covered In the Standards

AZCCRs Internet resources short page

NCSC

If you encounter any issues with these handouts, please contact [email protected].

Arizona Employment First Forums

JOBS Pic

 Arizona Employment First Forums

Employment First Community Forums Flyer

Why is it important?

Integrated employment is the first priority of Employment First. The preferred outcome of the initiative is for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are job-ready and seeking to join the workforce obtain employment with an employer at or above minimum wage or generate earnings through self-employment. Maximum self-sufficiency through full integration into the community workforce is the desired end result of these efforts.

What do we want?

The Community Forums is the first in a series of activities planned to gather information from stakeholders, advocates, individuals with disabilities and their family members, about your needs for employment services. We want to hear from you. Your input will assist in the development of a comprehensive Employment First Strategic Plan which will be designed to empower our state to deliver quality, innovative employment supports focused on self-determination and inclusion.

Who should attend?

We need educators, people with disabilities and their families, self-advocates, transition specialists, service providers, business and community leaders, and all interested parties to discuss employment for people with disabilities.

How can you help?

Make a difference in your community by helping us improve employment outcomes. Attend one of our forums to provide your input and help us make employment the first option for all people with disabilities.

 

We hope that you will join us!  Register Now if you haven’t already, otherwise please feel free to share with your peers!

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