Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Monitoring Procedures

The Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit (ADE-SEU) monitoring system is designed to: a) ensure Local Education Agencies (LEA) comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) requirements b) identify compliance barriers that may negatively impact student results, and c) identify technical assistance needs.  To assist ADE-SEU in determining a district’s level of monitoring and technical assistance needs, a more formalized process for determining risk has been developed that incorporates a number of variables. 

Monitoring Tools

Self-Monitoring General Information

Directions: Uploading Files to MySped Resource
Self-Monitoring Training Video
Supports for Uploading to MySped Resource

Case Management

User Guide
Sample Size for Monitoring

Teacher Information Sheet

Directions: Teacher Information Sheet
Teacher Information Sheet

General Program Checklist

Directions: General Program Checklist
General Program Checklist

Student Folder Checklist

Student Folder Checklist Survey
Student Folder Checklist Guidance Document

Annual Performance Report Determination

APR Response Table (Early Childhood and School Age)

APR Disproportionality

APR Self-Assessment Calculation Methodology (Updated 03/25/2020)

APR Self-Assessment of District Policies, Procedures and Practices

Identification (Indicator 9 and/or Indicator 10)
Discipline (Indicator 4A and/or Indicator 4B)

APR Self-Assessment Worksheets (optional)

Worksheet for Identification (Indicator 9 and/or Indicator 10)
Worksheet for Discipline (Indicator 4A and/or Indicator 4B)

Rules and Regulations

Special Education Forms
Eligibility Criteria and Program Guidelines
Procedural Requirements and Program Standards
Your Rights Under IDEA

Monitoring Schedule

The following are revised monitoring schedules for schools and early childhood programs developed by the Special Education Unit of the Arkansas Department of Education for the next four years.
Cycle 1 - 2020/21
Cycle 2 - 2021/22
Cycle 3 - 2022/23
Cycle 4 - 2019/20

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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