Format: PresentationsCohort Selection - Making Decisions on Where to Focus Implementation
Selection of a cohort, or Transformation Zone, for SSIP implementation is a principle consideration in developing an action plan. The presentation addresses variables that states should considered in making those decisions and provides information on methods to determine readiness and eliciting involvement of an LEA/EIS.
Format: Guides and BriefsNavigating 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.
Format: Guides and BriefsNavigating Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
This FAQ document focuses on helping SEAs and LEAs understand CEIS and its reporting requirements. SEAs and LEAs can use the resource in conjunction with the OSEP Guidance Memo 08-09.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsMaintenance of Effort (MOE) Reduction Eligibility Decision Tree
The Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Reduction Eligibility Decision Tree guides SEAs and LEAs/ESAs through a series of questions to determine an LEA’s/ESA's eligibility to reduce MOE.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsMaintenance of Effort (MOE) Reduction Eligibility Worksheets
The Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Reduction Eligibility Worksheets includes two documents to assist SEAs and LEAs/ESAs with MOE reduction. The first is an Excel-based worksheet that facilitates the calculation of the maximum allowable amount of MOE reduction and CEIS for the LEA/ESAs. The second document is an Excel-based worksheet that facilitates the calculation of the maximum allowable amount of MOE reduction and CEIS for all the LEAs/ESAs within the SEA.
Format: Guides and BriefsCollecting and Reporting the New Data Elements Related to the Local Education Agency Maintenance of Effort Provisions
Produced by IDC and CIFR, this resource discusses each of the four new data elements OSEP is adding related to the LEA MOE provisions of IDEA in the MOE Reduction and CEIS data collection. The resource reviews each new element, presents information about actions the SEA may take to address and answer the questions posed for each of the four data elements, and provides additional support and assistance as states prepare to collect and submit these data.
Format: Guides, Papers, and ReportsCEIS Practice Guide
The CEIS Practice Guide provides two scenarios each for voluntary CEIS and comprehensive CEIS. Each scenario describes an LEA’s implementation of voluntary or comprehensive CEIS and how the LEA or state could track the amount LEAs reserved for voluntary or comprehensive CEIS, the activities conducted using IDEA funds for voluntary or comprehensive CEIS, the target group of students, and ongoing student-level data about special education services. IDC and CIFR collaborated to develop the practice guide.