ERIC Number: ED483691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Annual Performance Report. 2002-2003. Wyoming Department of Education.
Wyoming State Department of Education
Wyoming's Department of Education (WDE?s) Special Programs Unit conducts compliance monitoring for all IDEA procedural requirements on a five-year cycle. The current process began for Wyoming?s school districts in 1999-2000 and will be completed in 2004-05. The special education monitoring process is a comprehensive program review. The process includes: a self-assessment completed by each district?s collaborative special education team; verification of the self-assessment by the Wyoming Department of Education team during an on-site visit; and the subsequent development and implementation of a quality improvement plan by the district. Each district?s collaborative team is made up of administrative staff, special educators, regular educators, and parents of students with disabilities. The district?s self-assessment and the WDE validation include an in depth analysis of special education data; parent and staff surveys; student individual education program (IEP) records; and fiscal information. In alignment with the Federal Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) continuous improvement monitoring process, the following four cluster areas of each district?s special education program are reviewed: General Supervision; Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; Parent Involvement; and Secondary Transition.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.