The Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Data Management (DM) team is responsible for the collection, review, validation, verification, and analysis of Special Education Data in Arizona as required under Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The Important Dates website outlines the various deadlines for ESS Data Management data collections.
AzEDS SPED Reporting
Discover useful tools for those who submit data for students with disabilities to the Arizona Education Data Standards (AzEDS). Find relevant AzEDS codes, tables that illustrate various reporting scenarios, integrity error tools and more.
ESS Discipline Data Collection (DDC) is an initiative to improve the collection, use, and reporting of safety and discipline incident data for use in IDEA data reporting. Effective FY24, discipline data will be submitted via AzEDS. Find tools and guidance to assist in the collection of discipline data below.
Annually, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is required to report Special Education data to the federal government. The October 1 Data Collection is part of that process and occurs in three phases.
The Special Education Data Dashboard (SEDD) is a one-stop-shop for public education agencies (PEAs) to securely view their special education data as well as the provision of public statewide data with redaction.
ESS Data Management is excited to offer training opportunities to assist with each phase, including in-person workshops and live webinars! Listed below is the schedule for upcoming ODC training. Please note that registration is required. Click the link on the date that best fits your schedule to register. Past presentations can be found on the ODC webpage.
In-Person Training: 100 N 15th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007
This section contains historical and trend data on the special education student population with breakouts by public education agency (PEA), county, disability, ethnicity/race, gender, grade, age, and placement (LRE) based on the October 1 Federal Special Education Child Count.