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Published: April 2nd, 2018

Arizona Youth Leadership Forum (AZYLF) 2018

  The Arizona Youth Leadership Forum is looking for new Delegates for the 2018 summer conference.  While attending AZYLF, Delegates complete a personal discovery curriculum designed to raise self-awareness and lead to goal setting in the areas of personal development, disability awareness, leadership, and career planning.  Participation is FREE!  Complete application packages (Application, Responses to 4 Essay [Read more…]

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Published: March 27th, 2018

Post School Outcomes (PSO) Webinars

  Based upon popular demand from Arizona schools, ADE/ESS is providing insightful tips to increase the response rate of PSO surveys. The ADE/ESS PSO team has collected best practice strategies from schools around Arizona and the presentation, Improving the PSO Response Rate Webinar, will discuss the importance of boosting the PSO response rates to increase [Read more…]

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Published: March 16th, 2018

SPED PROCEDURE INFO: Home School Districts for Residential Vouchers Memo

Special Education Administrators, The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) recently renewed an intergovernmental agreement pertaining to the placement of students in residential treatment centers. As part of this process, Exceptional Student Services (ESS) spent time and effort in understanding and solidifying the identification and responsibilities of [Read more…]

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Published: March 15th, 2018

Public Notice Regarding Application for Federal Funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is applying for federal funding under IDEA 2004 for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  The eligibility document serves as the basis for the operation and administration of activities to carry out the requirements of Part B of the IDEA.  In accordance with 34 C.F.R. [Read more…]

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Published: March 14th, 2018

Parent Involvement Survey Update

Special Education Administrators, The ESS Parent Involvement Survey (SPP/APR Indicator 8) has recently been enhanced and opened and ADE/ESS is excited about the improvements. In response to a number of questions about the revised survey, ESS is sending out the following updates: The ADEConnect Parent Survey application student lists were generated using October 1st special [Read more…]

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Published: March 7th, 2018

PSO (Post School Outcomes) Webinars

  Improving the PSO Response Rate Webinar will discuss the importance of boosting the PSO response rates to increase the validity and usefulness of results. ADE/ESS will share an explanation of what response rate is, strategies to increase response rates, special considerations for hard to find youth, and additional strategies to increase your response rate. [Read more…]

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Published: February 2nd, 2018

Parent Involvement Survey Opens for Parents Feb 7th.

All school districts and charter schools are required to annually administer the State Performance Plan Indicator 8: Parent Involvement Survey to parents of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The survey measures the percentage of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of [Read more…]

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