PR1500—Equity Data Survey (with Revisions for 2019-2020)

Date:  April 30, 2020
Subject: PR1500—Equity Data Survey (with Revisions for 2019-2020)

Special Education Paraprofessional Data Reporting

Next Steps: 

LEA submission of Special Education Paraprofessional data by July 30, 2020 for applicable campuses included in the PR1500 survey via eGrants


Due to changes in ESSA reporting requirements, the Federal Program Compliance division no longer requires collection of the Title I, Part A paraprofessional data through the PR1500 – Equity Data Survey. However, the special education paraprofessional data will still be collected in the survey for the 2019-2020 school year in order to meet federal reporting requirements for special education personnel. Subsequently the PR1500 – Equity-Data Survey will be retired and required data for special education paraprofessional data will be collected through TSDS reporting.

Local education agencies (LEAs) are required to maintain documentation on whether and how paraprofessional assignments and paraprofessionals meet certification requirements under 20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(14)(B). Data reported on the submission of this compliance report must reflect the campus status on October 2.

The PR1500-Equity Data Survey (with Revisions for 2019-2020) in eGrants will open on May 1, 2020 and close on July 30, 2020. Instructions for completing the survey are linked within the PR1500-Equity Data Survey and here at .

For questions about the special education paraprofessional data, please contact Tammy Pearcy at (512) 463-9414 or via email at If you have any other questions, please send them to