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 Important Dates website outlines the various deadlines for ESS Data Management data collections.
The October 1 Data Collection Manual includes documentation of the entire process of October 1 Special Education data collection, including frequently asked questions. You may download the manual from this link or click on any topic below.
The Personnel Blank Report Form tool provides a form to use when gathering your aggregate personnel data by FTE before submitting it within the October 1 Data Collection (ODC) application.
Phase I data collection begins by having each PEA count the number of students that are provided SPED services on October 1. PEA’s are also required to collect the number of full-time equivalent personnel (employed and contracted) to provide special education and related services on or about October 1 of the reporting year. More in-depth details can be found in the October 1 Data Collection Manual. Each link should navigate to the appropriate section in the manual, depending on your web browser's functionality and plugins.
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Phase III is only for the PEAs that could not match the number of SPED students submitted in Phase I with the number of SPED students in AzEDS during Phase II. If a PEA is required to complete phase III, they will be notified by ESS Data Management.