Archive — Month: June 2018

Published: June 25th, 2018

Reminder: FY 2018 Annual SPED Data Collection

This is a friendly reminder that the FY 2018 Annual Data Collection (ADC) is currently underway. There are multiple due dates involved in this data collection requirement. School level reports within the ESS Annual Data application must be finalized by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018. As the system of record for FY 2018, [Read more…]

Published: June 25th, 2018

2018-2019 Assistive Technology Trainings from ADE/ESS

During the 2018-2019 school year, the ADE/ESS Assistive Technology (AT) Team will bring PEA staff new and innovative tools and strategies to access the curriculum! We are happy to announce that ADE/ESS will be hosting five nationally known assistive technology coaches who are leading the way in supporting students with a variety of abilities. In [Read more…]

Published: June 22nd, 2018

Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Eligibility Testing Has Opened

Please see the memo outlining the opening of the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Eligibility testing. The purpose of Maintenance of Effort Eligibility testing is to ensure that public education agencies (PEAs) are not supplanting state and local funds with IDEA federal funding sources in accordance with 34 C.F.R. §300.203(a). Therefore, any PEA that has received [Read more…]

Published: June 21st, 2018

Apps to Teach Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

RECORDED WEBINAR Presented by Frances Amato STEM Educator, Technology Liaison, Doctoral Candidate The goal of this edWebinar is to share apps to support learning and engagement of students with autism spectrum disorder. Students with autism spectrum disorder learn best through visuals and with differentiated academic support to meet their individual needs. Read more.

Published: June 21st, 2018

SY 2019 Monitoring Guide Steps Now Available Online

ESS is pleased to announce that the SY 2018-2019 Arizona Guide Steps, used to provide compliance guidance for IDEA programmatic monitoring, are now available on the ADE/ESS website. They can be accessed at the following link: Please feel free to make copies so your staff is aware of the requirements for each of the [Read more…]

Published: June 6th, 2018

FY 2018 Final Allocation Adjustments & Information on FY 2019 Allocations

Exceptional Student Services (ESS) has finished the fiscal year 2018 IDEA Entitlement allocations for both Basic (611) and Preschool (619). Attached in this announcement are more details regarding the specific adjustments to the allocations as required by congressional action. ESS encourages all public education agencies to appropriately process revisions before they close out before the [Read more…]