Special Education

The Division of School Improvement develops and implements statewide review processes for special education (SPED). These processes promote program effectiveness, improve student performance, and monitor compliance for all students served through SPED programs. 

Intervention Activities

The SPED program is a part of the Performance-Based Monitoring (PBM) system. PBM uses the Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) to assign required intervention activities based on the district's annual performance on individual indicators and patterns across all indicators.

PBMAS program staging will be released in the Intervention, Stage, and Activity Manager (ISAM) application in late October.

Prior to the staging release, intervention guidance and resources for the 2018-2019 monitoring year will be provided to districts on this web page.

Additional Resources

Compliance Review

The compliance review documents focus on compliance issues to ensure that the district is implementing the SPED program as required by federal statute or regulation. A district must conduct a compliance review to determine if there any factors contributing to high levels of program concern as identified by certain PBMAS indicators. If noncompliance is found it must be addressed in the CAP.