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Published: October 1st, 2019

RECRUITMENT & RETENTION INFORMATION: Education Career Fairs Calendar 2019-2020

Special Education Administrators, As part of our ongoing recruitment efforts on behalf of Arizona’s public schools, ADE/ESS compiles and updates annually a list of education career fairs happening at teacher preparation programs across the country. For your convenience, we have updated this year’s list.  If your school is planning to recruit for special education teachers [Read more…]

Posted in Professional Learning and Sustainability, Updates |
Published: October 1st, 2019

DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT: FY 2020 October 1 Data Collection

DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT FY 2020 October 1 Data Collection Public education agencies (PEAs) are required to verify the count of students participating in special education (SPED) on October 1, 2019. Verification will be completed via the web-based ESS October 1 Data Collection application, available through the ESS Portal via ADEConnect. NEW this year is the [Read more…]

Posted in Data Management, Updates |
Published: September 18th, 2019

INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Participation in the Arizona Statewide Autism Project (AzSAP)

Special Education Administrators, please see this second opportunity to participation in an AzSAP Project Activity: Opportunity for Participation in the Arizona Statewide Autism Project (AzSAP) An Innovative Project in Cooperation with Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services, Early Childhood Education, & STAR® Autism Support The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services and Early Childhood [Read more…]

Posted in Updates |
Published: September 16th, 2019

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Program Support & Monitoring Regional File Review Training Registration Open

Special Education Administrators, Registration is now open for Program Support & Monitoring File Review training. Come and take advantage of this free half-day training! Join ADE/ESS in reviewing a mock file. You will learn how to use the FY 2019-2020 ESS Monitoring Guide Steps and the student file form as well as gain understanding about [Read more…]

Posted in Program Support and Monitoring, Updates |
Published: September 6th, 2019

OPERATIONS UPDATE: PEA Determinations Finalized, Published Online

Under Section 616 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA), States are required to make a determination for all public education agencies (PEAs) of their performance on identified special education criteria. The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 determinations have been posted to the PEA Determinations section of the ESS website. Additionally, PEA Determinations [Read more…]

Posted in Updates |
Published: August 28th, 2019

PLS INFORMATION: Math Professional Development Need Survey

As part of our ongoing professional learning efforts, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), Exceptional Student Services (ESS), is in the process of compiling feedback for all educators in mathematics. The intent of the survey is to gather information that will support our future work in providing timely and relevant professional development to educators across [Read more…]

Posted in Updates |
Published: August 13th, 2019

PSM UPDATE: 2019-2020 ESS Monitoring Manual Now Available Online

The monitoring manual that will be used by the Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), throughout school year 2019-2020 is available on the Program Support and Monitoring web page. The monitoring system is designed to ensure public education agencies’ (PEA) compliance with State and Federal requirements for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [Read more…]

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