Below is important information about several
topics related to special education data collection for this school year. We
appreciate the efforts being made to provide the many federally required
data elements to the Department and want to bring to your attention several
additional actions that need to be taken by you this year to ensure that
the process moves forward in a timely manner:
Verify the December 3, 2007 Special Education
Snapshot data between February 19, 2008 and March 31, 2008;
Submit a Statement of Assurance and Certification form to SEDCAR,
signed on or soon after April 4, 2008 for the December 3, 2007 Special
Education Snapshot data;
Submit the exiting data for students with disabilities to the Level
2 warehouse by July 25; These data were collected in the PD-5 report
in previous years;
Submit Special Education Events data
to the Level 2 warehouse by October 1, 2008 and verify these data
between October 7 and November 3, 2008;
Submit an electronic Statement of Assurance and Certification form
to SEDCAR, on or after November 3, 2008 for the Special
Education Events data; and
Note below the description of two data reporting requirements that
have been eliminated for the 2007-08 school year.
- Special Education Events Data: These data reflect the entire 2007-08 school year and are due to the Level 2 data warehouse by October 1, 2008. The verification time period for these data will be from October 7, 2008 to November 3, 2008. Due to the extensive amount of data that are required to evaluate the State and LEA performance on all the required special education indicators described in the State’s Performance Plan, the following two requirements are eliminated for the 2007-08 school year in order to reduce the data reporting burden as much as possible:
- The date students with disabilities make application for Vocational Rehabilitation Services. While we strongly encourage appropriate referral of students with disabilities who may qualify and who may benefit from being referred to VESID or CBVH for vocational rehabilitation services, we are dropping the requirement for reporting to the Department the date when students made application for these services.
- The postsecondary outcomes of students with disabilities one year after leaving high school reported to the data warehouse. This requirement is dropped for the 2007-08 school year. Again, in an effort to reduce the data reporting burden, it is not required that school districts receive these data from SUNY Potsdam, verify the local student ID and report them to the warehouse.
If you have any questions regarding special education data reporting responsibilities for this school year, please contact the SEDCAR unit by telephone at (518) 486-4678 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and effort
in submitting these data through the Student Information Repository System
for individual students that will assist the State to meet its reporting
responsibilities and responsibilities related to implementing the State’s