A Comparison of Mandatory Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CCEIS) and Voluntary Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)

In December 2016, OSEP finalized new regulations on significant disproportionality (34 CFR §300.646). These regulations enforce the use of IDEA funds for mandatory CCEIS, which LEAs provide upon identification of significant disproportionality, and distinguish use of funds for CCEIS from the use of IDEA funds for voluntary CEIS. This resource is a handy chart that outlines the differences between CCEIS and voluntary CEIS. States can contact their IDC State Liaisons to obtain laminated versions of the chart. Information on IDC State Liaisons is available at the IDC website TA page.

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Navigating Voluntary Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)

This technical assistance document focuses on helping SEAs and LEAs better understand voluntary CEIS and its reporting requirements. It also provides examples of various data collection and reporting methods states use to collect and report voluntary CEIS data.

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Quick Reference Guide on Coordinated Early Intervening Services

Developed by CIFR, in collaboration with IDC, this three-page quick reference guide assists states, LEAs, and stakeholders to better understand basic CEIS requirements stipulated in IDEA. The guide is updated to reflect 2016 changes in the IDEA Part B regulations on significant disproportionality. The guide describes the requirements for the provision of CEIS, the use of CEIS funds, the interaction of CEIS funds and local MOE reductions, and reporting obligations. It concludes with questions and additional resources for states to consider.