Archive — Month: January 2020

Published: January 31st, 2020

AZ-TAS INFORMATION: Graduation AZ-TAS Document Now Available!

It has been almost one year since the last major update of the Graduation AZ-TAS (Arizona Technical Assistance and Support) document. Since that time, ADE/ESS has sought feedback about the document in person, via phone, via survey, and electronically. With feedback from internal and external special education stakeholders, the Graduation AZ-TAS has been revised and [Read more…]

Published: January 30th, 2020

INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Algebra Training Now Available in Prescott and Show Low!

Special Education Directors: Are your students with disabilities meeting the math requirements for middle and high school? Do they have the skills to meet and successfully complete the standards in Algebra One? Are there structures in place for special education and general education teachers to collaborate effectively to meet the needs of students with disabilities?   Count Me In: Hands on Algebra is a two-day professional [Read more…]

Published: January 21st, 2020

FISCAL UPDATE: Fiscal Year 2020 IDEA High-Cost Funding Opening Soon

Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS is opening up the IDEA High-Cost Funding application for claims for the 2019-2020 school year on January 27, 2020. All applications will be reviewed and processed to determine if they meet the minimum requirements for any high-cost claim. Details about the criteria used for review are in the this notification. For [Read more…]

Published: January 21st, 2020

INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Free Math Webinars, Register Now!

Special Education Administrators, The ADE/ESS is pleased to announce FREE upcoming math webinars: May I Have Your Attention Please?! Using Neuroscience to Engage Students in the Inclusion Classroom February 18, 2020 Register at: Got Dyscalculia?! March 23, 2020 Register at: #Challenge Accepted: Integrating Problem-Based Learning Tasks April 20, 2020 Register at: Please [Read more…]

Published: January 13th, 2020

REMINDER: SPED PROCEDURE INFO: Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey is Open

Dear Special Education Directors, All school districts and charter schools are required to annually administer the State Performance Plan Indicator 8: Parent Involvement Survey. The survey is open now through May 31, 2020. NEW! Districts will distribute login codes to parents of their Private Day/Tuitioned-out students. Students over 18 years-of-age will take the survey, unless [Read more…]

Published: January 13th, 2020


Special education directors, Please have a look at this flyer that announces the Early Childhood Special Education Summit, which takes place January 30-31, 2020 at the Black Canyon Conference Center. Feel free to forward the flyer to any of your staff who might like to attend. Registration closes January 28. Contact the ADE Early Childhood [Read more…]

Published: January 13th, 2020

INFO NEED: Shortage of Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (TOD) and Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI)

Special Education Directors, To address the shortage of qualified teachers of the deaf (TOD) and teachers of students with visual impairments (TVI), the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) is asking Arizona educators to take this survey.  The purpose of this survey is to identify the impact of the shortage, identify [Read more…]

Published: January 8th, 2020

DATA SURVEY: SPP/APR Target Survey – Input Needed on State Targets

Special Education Directors, The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) is gathering stakeholder feedback on setting one year of targets for the IDEA Part B State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) for 10 of the 17 indicators. If you would like to be engaged in providing feedback into this important State report, please [Read more…]