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Special Education Compliance Monitoring

The Bureau of Special Education has developed a two-part process for the monitoring of Individualized Education Program (IEP) compliance,which begins with school district staff being trained to complete a self-assessment of their students' IEPs for compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Bureau feels the best way to ensure compliance is to increase school district staff's knowledge and understanding of the federal, state and local statutes, rules and regulations that relate to the development and implementation of students' IEPs to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities. The second part of the IEP compliance review process involves Bureau staff conducting an on-site file review of school districts' identified evidence for student IEPs to verify that compliance has been met.

The intent of the self-assessment is:

  1. To determine compliance with IDEA;
  2. For school personnel to gain a deeper understanding of the New Hampshire Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities along with the responsibilities associated with special education; and
  3. To provide information for the district to improve its special education policies, procedures, and practices.

2013-2014 District Self-Assessment Data Collection Form 2013-2014 District Self-Assessment Date Collection Form, Word document

Self-Assessment Guidance Form Acrobat Reader

2013-2014 Compliance Monitoring Visit Dates Acrobat Reader

2012-2013 Compliance Monitoring Visit Dates Acrobat Reader

Special Education Compliance Monitoring Reports

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