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Published: June 19th, 2019

FISCAL INFO: MOE Eligibility and FY2020 IDEA Grants

Please see the updates from the ESS Program Management Team and share with your Business Manager. MOE Eligibility Please see the linked PowerPoint to learn more about the MOE Eligibility Testing requirements that will go into effect this July. The FY 2020 Budget that will be submitted to School Finance by July 15, 2019, will [Read more…]

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Published: June 6th, 2019

2019 PSO Data Collection Season Has Started!

The PSO application in ADE Connect will be open starting 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, and will promptly close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019. Please plan accordingly to ensure that you can collect and enter all surveys into the online platform prior to the closure of the data collection season. As [Read more…]

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Published: May 16th, 2019

EXTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: College and Career Competency FREE Online Courses Available

Special Education Administrators, please see this flyer from our ADE/Secondary Transition team partners at the University of Kansas. This is the same content that is covered in the ESS College and Career Competency Team Training (CCCTT) capacity building series, but customized for individual participation. Please forward to middle school and high school staff – don’t [Read more…]

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Published: May 8th, 2019

PS & MONITORING UPDATE: SY 2019-2020 Monitoring Guidesteps and Student File Forms Released

The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) is excited to announce the release of the SY 2019—2020 Monitoring Guidesteps and Student File form! This release is the earliest ESS has ever been able to provide this important resource to the field. We hope this helps all public education agencies (PEAs) in planning for the [Read more…]

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Published: May 8th, 2019

CONFERENCE UPDATE: Registration Open for 2019 Transition Conference & Directors’ Institute

Special Education Administrators, The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services is pleased to present the opening of registration for Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference, Building Success: One Transition at a Time, and the Arizona Directors’ Institute, Building Success: One Collaboration at a Time! New for 2019, these conferences are being held back-to-back from August 19 [Read more…]

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Published: May 8th, 2019

SURVEY NEED: Instructional Accommodations Survey Follow-Up

Special Education Administrators, It’s been two years since ADE’s 2017 Instructional Accommodations Survey, a biennial inquiry that has informed ADE of accommodation trends since 2015. This information assists us in planning presentations and training for the field. We invite you and other personnel who provide instruction for students with disabilities to take a few minutes [Read more…]

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Published: May 8th, 2019

EXTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: AZTAP Conference: Register now!

Special Education Administrators, Greetings from the ESS/Assistive Technology team at the Arizona Department of Education! You and your school staff are invited to attend the 2019 Combined IHD/ AT Conference! The Conference also features Therese Willkomm at the AT Makers Pre-Conference Workshop. Discounted rates are available for Arizona public and charter school employees. Where: We-Ko-Pa [Read more…]

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Published: May 2nd, 2019

FISCAL UPDATE: CEIS Data Reporting Requirements

Special Education Administrators, This past school year, Exceptional Student Services moved the reporting of students receiving Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) from Grants Management into AzEDS. CEIS are services provided to students in kindergarten through grade 12 who are not currently identified as needing special education or related services, but who need additional academic and [Read more…]

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Published: May 2nd, 2019

DATA UPDATE: Teacher Attrition Survey Deadline Extended to May 17

Dear Special Education Administrators, Thank you for your patience and persistence in submitting your PEA’s Teacher Attrition Survey data. As you know, this year the survey was rolled out at a new time and using a new application. ESS is happy to report that many directors found the process seamless and efficient and were able [Read more…]

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Published: May 2nd, 2019

FISCAL INFO: IDEA Allocation Adjustments for FY19 New/Expanding Charter Requests

This memo includes information to reflect the recent allocation adjustments to your PEA’s FY19 IDEA Basic and IDEA Preschool grants. Your action is required to ensure that the application is submitted through the Grants Management Enterprise (GME) system to bring your remaining budget balance to $0.00. PEAs that have already drawn down the full allocation [Read more…]

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