ADE/Exceptional Student Services (ESS) has fielded questions throughout the past year relating to students receiving special education (SPED) services and least restrictive environment (LRE) reporting. As a result, ESS has developed an infographic that helps delineate time spent inside the regular classroom against time spent outside the regular classroom. It can also be applied to help delineate appropriate LRE reporting for students in educational environments.
On the ESS web site are the definitions for the placements and the environments along with the infographic to support the field on their data submissions.
Please email the ESS Data Management Team with questions. Thank you.