DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT
Reporting of Primary/Secondary Needs in AzEDS
This notice serves as a reminder that the most accurate disability representation should be reported for all students with disabilities throughout the school year.
When reporting needs (disability categories) to AzEDS for students, all eligible needs listed on a student’s IEP should be reported for all special education placements in Arizona. If a student has only one need, that need is reported as the primary need. For students with multiple needs, only one can be reported as the primary need and the other need(s) would be reported as secondary. The primary need is defined as the one that most adversely affects the student’s ability to access the general curriculum.
Accurate disability representation is required for statistical analysis, fulfilling data requests, state funding, data visualizations/dashboards, and making data-driven decisions.
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