Developed jointly by IDC and CIFR, this practice guide provides examples of voluntary and comprehensive CEIS, including scenarios for providing professional development and providing CEIS over multiple years. For each scenario, the practice guide describes how the LEA or state could document the amount the LEA reserved for voluntary or comprehensive CEIS; the activities conducted using IDEA funds for voluntary or comprehensive CEIS; the target group of children; and ongoing child-level data about special education identification.
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The CEIS Fiscal and Student Data Tracker helps states and LEAs report on fiscal, service, and student CEIS data at the state, LEA, school, and provider levels. In accordance with IDEA regulations, the Tracker helps users collect data on the areas of significant disproportionality requiring CEIS spending, whether an LEA provided voluntary or comprehensive CEIS, amounts of IDEA funds reserved and expended, types of CEIS activity, students receiving CEIS, and if and when those students are found eligible for special education and related services.
Updated to reflect 2016 changes in the IDEA Part B regulations on significant disproportionality, this three-page quick reference guide helps SEAs, LEAs, and stakeholders understand basic CEIS requirements stipulated in IDEA. Created by CIFR in collaboration with the IDEA Data Center, it describes the requirements for the provision of CEIS, the use of CEIS funds, the interaction of CEIS funds and LEA maintenance of effort reduction, and reporting obligations. It concludes with questions and additional resources for states to consider.
Developed by CIFR, the Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Resources: Step by Step is designed to help state and local educational agencies navigate the steps associated with planning for, providing, and tracking comprehensive or voluntary CEIS. For each CEIS step, the interactive organizer provides links to TA Centers, tools, and resources that may assist users to understand and implement that step. Pay particular attention to the many helpful resources created by the IDEA Data Center (IDC). This resource was updated based on significant disproportionality regulations released December 2016.
Developed by CIFR, this two-page quick reference guide assists states and stakeholders in better understanding the basics of the maintenance of state financial support (MFS) requirements stipulated in the IDEA. The guide describes the requirements, types of financial support states may make available, reporting obligations, and MFS waivers. It concludes with questions and additional resources for states to consider.
Developed by CIFR, this practice guide assists states in the development of written MFS procedures. It includes recommended components, key questions to consider, and sample text for states to adapt.
Developed by CIFR, this checklist helps states calculate complete and accurate data for MFS reporting. The checklist identifies items that should and should not be included in the calculation and highlights considerations for improving data quality. It may be used on its own or alongside CIFR’s MFS Data Collection and Reporting Tool (DCRT) in the MFS Toolkit.
Developed by CIFR, the Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) Toolkit contains four tools to help state educational agencies (SEAs) with MFS: the Quick Reference Guide (QRG), the Funding Flow Ideograph Tool (FFIT), the Timeline Development Tool (TDT), and the Data Collection and Reporting Tool (DCRT). The QRG outlines the basic information about MFS. The FFIT allows users to create a graphic description of the state’s fiscal support system. The TDT allows users to create a timeline and to document their process for collecting MFS data. The DCRT allows users to enter funds data from the SEA and other state agencies to help meet MFS reporting requirements.
This presentation was provided by Steven Byrd, Management & Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education in 2015. CIFR staff produced it in video form to share. The information guides states through LEA MOE calculation scenarios that SEAs are likely to encounter while implementing the revised regulations released on April 28, 2015. The examples provided in this presentation are drawn directly from the regulations.
This document discusses each of the four new data elements the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has added to the LEA MOE reduction and coordinated early intervening services data collection. Developed by the IDEA Data Center and CIFR, the resource reviews each new element, identifies actions the state educational agency may take to respond to each of the four data elements, and provides additional support as states prepare to collect and submit these data.