Four short video tutorials assist states in using the toolkit and in training others to use the CIFR MFS tools and are available on the MFS Toolkit landing page.
- Video Introduction to the MFS Toolkit (7:41). This video reviews all four tools in the toolkit and how the toolkit can be used in a state to help stakeholders better understand MFS requirements and to ensure that the state is reporting accurate and complete MFS data.
- How to use the Funding Flow Ideograph Tool (12:59): This video assists users in creating a customized graphic for their state that clearly depicts the flow of special education funds.
- How to use the Timeline Development Tool (17:48): This video walks the user through the steps needed to create a state-customized timeline for activities related to MFS.
- How to use the Data Collection and Reporting Tool (l19:09): The data collection and reporting tool assists a state to calculate the amounts to be reported in the annual IDEA Application for Funds (Section V). This video describes, in detail, how to use each piece of the Excel spreadsheet to ensure that MFS data are complete and accurate.
In addition to the tutorial videos, CIFR technical assistance providers are prepared to assist states individually to understand, customize, and use the tools in our MFS