Avoiding MDE Audits _in special education_

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					Avoiding MDE Audits
in Special Education

         Jim Lake, Ph.D.
  Director of Special Education
     Lansing School District
Michigan and all states
 are measured on the
same 34 Performance
      Indicators

       (see handout)
IDEIA
Part B (20)

Results                          Compliance
1,2, 4a, 14   important          9, 10, 11, 13

1, 6, 7       not as important   15
Part C
0-3 year olds

    Results          Compliance
1-8, 14, 18, 19   9-13, 15, 16, 17, 20


This is not as significant and/or it
      may be an ISD function
Judgment on Indicators

Feds – absolute standards

State – “bell curve”

         For 766 LEAs
       (charters included)
Judge Judy and Determinations

1 – OK

2 – Needs assistance

3 – Needs a lot of assistance

4 – The “not good at all” department
Michigan’s History
   Year                  Rating
   2007                    1
   2008                    2
Challenges 4, 10, 13, 15
Strengths  9, 11, 12, 16

             (Handout)
     Lansing
Data and Lessons
   (Handout)
     History

   2008 Report
    (Handout)
Results of Round #2 for LEAs/PSAs

 l 463 of 766 LEAs are at Level 1
   (60%)
 l 272 of 766 LEAs are at Level 2
   (36%)
 l 31 of 766 LEAs are at Level 3
   (4%)
Enforcement Actions for IDEIA (Individuals
w/Disabilities Education Improvement Act) and
NPRM (National Public Reporting Mandate)



 l   “Needs assistance” for 2 consecutive
     years
 1. T.A. and/or
 2. Re-direct use of Flowthrough $ and/or
 3. Impose special conditions on IDEIA
     Flowthrough dollars
Enforcement Actions for IDEIA and
NPRM

 l  “Needs intervention” for 3 consecutive
    years
 1. May use any of the above actions,
          ________________________________________________________

 Enforcement Actions for IDEIA and NPRM
 l     “Needs assistance” for 2 consecutive years
 1. T.A. and/or
 2. Re-direct use of Flowthrough $ and/or
 3. Impose special conditions on IDEIA Flowthrough dollars
Enforcement Actions IDEIA and
NPRM

2. Must do one or more of these:
  a)   Require improvement plan
  b)   Require a compliance agreement
  c)   Withhold or recover funds
  d)   Refer for other appropriate
       enforcement actions
Ounce of Prevention

1. Is your data clean?

   GI - GO
Garbage in
1. Reporting from buildings/staff

2. Entry of data
Garbage out
Translation software

Data checks for reasonableness
Know Your Data
MICIS Data Reports

(see handout)
Start working for next year
l Service  models
l System problems

l Staff problems
Questions/Discussion?

      Jim Lake, Ph.D.
   Lansing School District
       517.755.4000
  Jim.Lake@lansingschools.net

 (Handouts on NCLB and IDEIA)

				
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