Frequently Asked Questions – ESS
Why does Arizona have an Exceptional Student Services (ESS) unit?
Under the state’s general supervisory authority, what does ESS do?
What is the purpose of monitoring?
What are states required to examine when monitoring schools?
Why do states have a State Performance Plan (SPP)?
What does the State Performance Plan (SPP) include?
What are the indicators in the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report?
What does the US Department of Education do with the state’s Annual Performance Report (APR)?
Frequently Asked Questions – Parents
What is Exceptional Student Services?
Whom do I contact when I have questions or concerns about special education?
What role does the ESS specialist play with regard to special education in the schools?
What is an individualized education program (IEP)?
What are my legal rights as a parent of a child with a disability?
How can I find information about resolving a special education problem I am having with my child’s school?
What is the purpose of the Parent Involvement Survey?
Does the Arizona Department of Education provide for students with disabilities to attend private schools?
Whom do I contact if I have concerns about my child’s development and/or academic progress?