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Office of Special Education UPDATES. December 2011. WHAT’S NEW?. Maintenance of Effort and Coordinated Early Intervening Services Updated state and district level data for Part B and Table 8 can be found at National Data Accountability Center

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Office of special education updates

Office of Special EducationUPDATES

December 2011

What s new

Maintenance of Effort and Coordinated Early Intervening Services

  • Updated state and district level data for Part B and Table 8 can be found at National Data Accountability Center

What s new1

  • Final data notes document for Table 8 data collection can be found at

  • Questions can be directed to Danielle Crain – [email protected]

What s new2



Guidance documents

Requirements for MARSE Part 10 – Stakeholder group meeting will be in early December

Federal Regulation and MARSE side by side document is being revised

What s coming


  • December CIMS Workbook

    • December 15, 2011 - Workbook launches

    • January 15, 2012 – Reports acknowledged

    • February 1, 2012 – Corrective Action Plans due

What s coming1


  • Training Opportunities

    • December 12, 2011 at 1:30 “December Workbook Preview” webinar

    • View training materials at

What s coming2

Are you new to Medicaid?


Medicaid Allowable Expenditure Report

What s coming3

Medicaid – finance report

  • MAER process will change after December 31, 2011

  • MAER report forms were mailed October 31 for you to begin working on them now and avoid the last minute December rush

What s coming4

Data Collection

  • Initial IEPs

    • Date of Parental Consent must be submitted in MSDS during the reporting period

    • If parental consent to evaluate is received by February 8 must be reported in spring MSDS collection

Upcoming learning opportunities

For an ISD MARSE presentation, contact

Linda Van Horn-Price

Policy Unit

(517) 373-1696

Medicaid SBS Implementers Meetings from 1:00-3:00 at Ingham ISD scheduled for – January 10, 2012 and March 13, 2012

Hot topics

Comments to OSERS due December 12

  • Regulations that amend the requirement to obtain parental consent prior to billing Medicaid

  • National Alliance for Medicaid in Education has drafted four templates that can be used to write comments sent out on listserv

  • Find information at

Updates reminders

Program Finance - Federal

  • 2009-10 ARRA Final Narrative Reports Due in MEGS on November 29

  • 2009-10 ARRA IFER3 and IFER4

    Due November 15 and November 29

  • 2009-10 Flowthrough IFER2 currently 11 9 ISDs have not submitted their IFER2 – due August 29, 2011

Updates reminders1

Finance Continued

  • 2010-11 Flowthrough IFER1

    24 14 ISDs & state agencies need to submit IFER1 – Due August 29

  • 2011-12 Flowthrough Grant –

    If returned for amendments – must be completed before the grant can be approved

Updates reminders2

ISDs must get all information submitted immediately

Questions: Linda Domine at [email protected]

or (517) 373-6309

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Early Childhood Special Education (IDEA Part B, Section 619)

What’s Coming?

  • In mid-December updated Early Childhood Outcomes Manual will be on the website and can be found at and/or

  • Data collection for Early Childhood Outcomes is ongoing and can be entered in MSDS at any time

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Early Childhood Special Education (IDEA Part B, Section 619)

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

  • All day training opportunity for Early Childhood Outcomes on January 25, 2012 at Dearborn Hyatt

  • Register at

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Early On (IDEA Part C)

What’s Coming?

  • Part C Regulations required new policies for Early On

  • In January Part C application for funds will be out for public review

  • Early On data collection will be due for December 1 count in MiCIS

From the director s desk1
From The Director’s Desk

Proposed Changes to SPP Indicators

  • Disproportionate Representation

    • Underrepresentation may be deleted

    • SPP 9 & 10 could be collapsed

  • Proficiency rate for assessment

    • Remove one year requirement

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From The Director’s Desk

  • State School Reform/Redesign Office (SRO) and the Education Achievement Authority (EAA)

    • 2011-12 School year

    • 38 DPS schools

    • May consider additional schools from other LEAs

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From The Director’s Desk

  • Critical Shortage Legislation

    • Final language written

    • Legislator will sponsor

      • Hopeful for “After Holiday Recess” action

  • Cyber Schools

    • Funding Challenges

    • Stakeholders Meeting

From the director s desk4
From The Director’s Desk

  • Combined Count

    • Data available for review by late December

  • Data Collection

    • Early On; Fall 2012

      • MSDS

    • Data Portraits, Public Reporting – 2013

      • MI School Data Portal

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From The Director’s Desk

  • Data Management Systems

    • MiCIS Discontinued – Fall 2012

    • Unanswered Questions

      • Availability of historical data

      • EIEPs for Monitoring of Goals and Objectives

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From The Director’s Desk

Low Incidence Outreach (LIO) relocated to Lansing

702 W. Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48933

Main Number 517-373-2887

From the director s desk7
From The Director’s Desk

Michigan School for the Deaf

  • 120 students

    • 65 students are “day students”

    • 55 students are residential students

  • Administrative Changes

    • Departmental Manager

    • Principal

    • Educational Consultant

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OSEP Continuous Improvement Visit (CIV)

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From The Director’s Desk

Veni, vidi, vici.

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From The Director’s Desk

  • Preliminary Notes

    • Michigan was well prepared

      • Submitted materials that were comprehensive and complete; 3,300 pages

      • Organization was phenomenal

      • While the Director promised “no snow”; there was noncompliance

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From The Director’s Desk

  • Data

    • EDFacts

    • Determinations

    • SPP/APR

  • Finance

    • Maintenance of Efforts

    • Excess Costs

    • Program Fiscal Review

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From The Director’s Desk

  • Monitoring

    • Focused Monitoring

    • CIMS

    • Cyclical & Implementation of IEP Monitoring

    • SLCAPS – Prong 2

  • Complaints & Due Process

    • Due Process

    • Complaint Forms


During the 2009–2010 school year, Michigan students with IEPs lost

days of instruction due to

suspensions and expulsions.

In 2010, black students with IEPs ages 3 to 21 comprised 20%of all students with IEPs.

Yet nearly 50%of the students with IEPs ages 3 to 21 with disciplinary removals greater than 10 days are black.

Smart topic