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

Published: May 8th, 2019

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 upcoming school year.

Each year, the ESS/Program Support and Monitoring (PSM) team reviews this document, along with findings of noncompliance and technical assistance provided to the field, to enhance the document and make it a better product for PEAs. An overview of this year’s enhancements is included below. As always, please contact your PEA’s assigned program specialist for any questions or assistance needed.


  • Cross-check for reporting in AZEDS re: eligibility and LRE
  • Collection of why progress reporting was called out, when called out
  • Frequency and duration for special education services
  • Progress monitoring for secondary transition services