The 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).
For a quick way to verify all your tools are up to date in your ESS DM Toolkit, see the most recent Table of Contents.
This section contains historical and trend data on 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 (Child count date was December 1 prior to FY 2009).
Public education agencies (PEAs) are required to verify the count of students participating in special education (SPED) on October 1, 2020. Verification will be completed via the web-based ESS October 1 Data Collection application, available through the ESS Portal via ADEConnect.