Special Education Leadership Conference2010 August 27th August 28th August 29th
Thank you for focusing on improving results for West Virginia’s students with exceptionalities!
Memoriam • 1973 began career in special education in psychology • Michael started in McDowell, Monroe, and Mercer Counties as a Sp Ed Specialist. • He moved to Summers and Raleigh Counties as a school psychologist. He was also a Sp Ed Coordinator in Raleigh County. • Michael moved back to Mercer County as an Assistant Director. He retired December, 2008 to be with his wife, two sons, and seven grandchildren. Mike Pauley 1951-2010 We have lost a good friend and professional
Welcome Ghaski Browning Assistant Director Accountability Monitoring
Monitoring Priorities Self-Assessment Improvement Plan On-Site Monitoring Off-Site Monitoring Local Determinations State Determinations
Matthew Dotson Coordinator, Monitoring WV State Monitoring Top 10 Compliance Indicator Findings Professional Development Monitoring
Top Compliance Indicator Findings by RESA’s • RESA 1 (McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming) • RESA 2(Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Wayne) • RESA 3(Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Putnam) • RESA 4(Braxton, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Webster) • RESA 5(Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood) • RESA 6(Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Wetzel) • RESA 7(Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur) • RESA 8(Berkeley, Jefferson, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton)
Continuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System (CIFMS) Ghaski Browning Assistant Director Anne Monterosso Coordinator Accountability Monitoring
West Virginia Department of EducationContinuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System Office of Special Programs Vision and Direction • Improve the Monitoring Process • Develop Collaborative Partnerships • Clear Communication • Clear Understanding • Targeted Technical Assistance • Improved outcomes for children with exceptionalities and their families
AuthorityIndividuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 States have a responsibility to have a system of general supervision that monitors the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) by local education agencies (LEAs). Section 616. Monitoring, Technical Assistance, and Enforcement Primary Focus of Federal and State Monitoring Activities • Improving educational results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities; and • Ensuring that States meet the program requirements under this part, with a particular emphasis on those requirements that are most closely related to improving educational results for children with disabilities.
AuthorityWest Virginia State Code§18-20-7 The state board shall establish exceptional children program compliance review teams to conduct random unannounced on-site reviews of such programs at least every four years in each county for the purpose of reviewing identification procedures, complying with any or all applicable laws and policies, delivering services, verifying enrollment and attendance reports, recommending changes, and fulfilling such other duties as may be established by the state board.
AuthorityWest Virginia Policy 2419:Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities Chapter 9 General Supervision and Accountability for Performance and Compliance General supervision responsibilities of the WVDE include administration, funding, monitoring and supervision of local education agency (LEA) implementation and implementation of interagency agreements to ensure collaboration among agencies serving students with exceptionalities.
Focus Of The Work • The State Performance Plan (SPP) is the basis for West Virginia’s special education general supervision process. • The SPP 20 indicators are established by OSP (14 apply to districts). • The monitoring system is part of the general supervision process.
West Virginia Department of EducationContinuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring System “The Notebook” • Monitoring Manual • CSADA/ADA Workbook • Directions and Forms • On-Site Interview Forms • Resources
West Virginia Department of EducationContinuous Improvement and Focused Monitoring Manual General Supervision • State Performance Plan • Policies, Procedures and Effective Implementation • Effective Dispute Resolutions * • Data on Processes and Results • Integrated Monitoring Activities * • Targeted Technical Assistance and Professional Development • Improvement, Correction, Incentive and Sanctions * • Fiscal Management* *Detailed information regarding four monitoring related components of General Supervision are included in the manual.
General Supervision Overview • Effective Dispute Resolutions • no revisions at this time • Integrated Monitoring Activities • Improvement, Correction, Incentive and Sanctions • Fiscal Management
Integrated Monitoring Activities • Annual Monitoring Process • Data Review • Least Restrictive Environment Review (SPP 5B) • Disproportionate Review (SPP 9 and SPP 10) • Discipline Review (SPP 4A & SPP 4B) • Comprehensive Self Assessment Desk Audit (CSADA) • Annual Desk Audit (ADA) • Public Reporting • On-Site Monitoring Process
Additional Information on Data Collection(page 4) Data Reviews The OSP reviews data throughout the year. The table below indicates when data are pulled and shared with OSP staff as well as RESA staff. OSP staff reviews state, RESA and district level data by enrollment size groups and/or by RESA region. District level data are used for a variety of purposes including: district selection for targeted technical assistance, selection for onsite reviews, selection for work with RESAs, selection for participation in various initiatives, selection for annual disproportionality and discipline reviews, etc. (see Appendix B for complete listing of Special Education Data Collections and Reports)
Agency StatusWVDE Data Driven WVDE Data Driven Indicators require an additional review process.