Archive — Month: September 2018

Published: September 24th, 2018

OPERATIONS INFO: FFY 2016 PEA Determinations Are Finalized and Published

Special Education Administrators, Under Section 616 of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA 2004), States are required to make a determination for all public education agencies (PEAs) of their performance on identified special education criteria. The FFY 2016 determinations has been posted to the PEA Determinations section of the ESS website ( Additionally, [Read more…]

Published: September 18th, 2018

FISCAL INFO: FY 2019 IDEA Allocations Published

Special Education Directors, Exceptional Student Services (ESS) has finished calculation of the IDEA Entitlement allocations. The funding application is now consolidated for supplemental activities for students with disabilities. To accompany the consolidated funding application, ESS has also published the allocations for both parts of the grant under one worksheet, which can be found under the [Read more…]

Published: September 14th, 2018

FISCAL INFORMATION: IDEA Audit Resolution for IDEA Entitlement Allocations

Special Education Administrators, A notice was recently disseminated from ADE Communications regarding the resolution of audit findings for the Title I and IDEA entitlement allocations. While all allocations will be finalized prior to October 1, 2018, ESS is providing additional information regarding timelines and amounts for this year’s allocations. Please see the below memo and [Read more…]

Published: September 7th, 2018

PS & M INFORMATION: Arizona Monitoring Manual (18-19) Now Available

Special Education Administrators, The ADE/ESS is pleased to announce that the Arizona Monitoring Manual (2018- 2019) is now available on the ESS/Program Support and Monitoring website. This includes updates and enhancements based on feedback provided to ESS, as well as updates based on statutory changes. The manual can be accessed here. As a reminder, in [Read more…]

Published: September 7th, 2018

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION INFORMATION: Qualified Professionals Eligible to Conduct Appropriate Evaluations

Special Education Administrators, The Arizona State Board of Education (SBE) directed the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to develop a list of qualified professionals eligible to conduct appropriate evaluations. This task was initially completed in January 2018, but based on feedback provided from the field and also from professional scope of practice groups, the ADE [Read more…]

Published: September 5th, 2018

PROGRAM SUPPORT & MONITORING INFO: Special Education Policies and Procedures Update

Special Education Administrators, In an effort to be responsive to questions and clarifications regarding the special education policy and procedures (P & P) revisions, ADE/ESS has included a version of the policies and procedures checklist with the changes italicized to assist in understanding what changes may be required, based on recent statutory changes, for the [Read more…]

Published: September 5th, 2018

INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) Training Dates Available

Special Education Directors, please see information on an exciting professional development opportunity, offered by ADE/K-12 Standards: Welcome back to school! As you settle into the school year, we would like to let you know about the upcoming Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) trainings that are being offered around the state. TRE is a five-day training designed [Read more…]

Published: September 5th, 2018

2019 Arizona Education Job Fairs

Special Education Administrators, The ADE/ESS is pleased to announce the 2019 Arizona Education Job Fairs coming in March 2019. Please forward this flyer to anyone you know who has an interest in working in the field of education at any level.