Special Education Monitoring Alert Issued by Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issued a Special Education Monitoring Alert regarding monitoring for 2016. Beginning this year, both procedural compliance and outcomes will be looked at for every school every year through a tiered system of monitoring. ADE will be utilizing a risk-analysis tool to determine the level of support for each local education agency (LEA). Each LEA will be provided monitoring and technical assistance based on the LEA’s specific needs as identified on the risk analysis. Once an LEA is assigned to a level of support, specific monitoring activities will be conducted to support both procedural compliance and outcomes.