This school year, the Department will continue the process begun in 2017 of phasing certain SPP/APR Indicator data collection activities for local education agencies (LEAs) into the Tiered Focused Monitoring (TFM) review process, including the Web-Based Monitoring System (WBMS).
This means that for the 2019-2020 school year, data collection activities for federal State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) Indicators 8 (parent involvement), and compliance Indicators 11 (child find/evaluation timelines), 12 (Part C to Part B transition), and 13 (secondary transition) will be integrated into the TFM process conducted by the Department's Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM).
The only exception to this process is Boston Public Schools, LEA Code 0035. The Department's Office of Special Education Planning and Policy Development (SEPP) will work in collaboration with PSM to collect and oversee Boston's Indicator data. For Indicator 8, Boston will continue to send out the Indicator 8 parent survey to parents of special education students using the schedule approved by SEPP. For compliance Indicators 11, 12, and 13, Boston will continue to collect data every year, and submissions will be made using PSM's WBMS Indicator Data software. The data collection will then be reviewed by SEPP in the usual manner. PSM will provide training to Boston Public Schools in November or December of 2019.
The process for LEAs other than Boston will be as follows:
Data collection for compliance Indicators 11, 12, and 13, and parent surveys for Indicator 8 will occur every six years consistent with the TFM monitoring cycle for all LEAs except Boston.
Please note: Data collection schedules and district cohort assignments are unchanged for Indicator 7 (early childhood outcomes), and Indicator 14 (post-school outcomes). Data for Indicators 7 and 14 will continue to be collected outside of the TFM process, using the schedule and cohort assignments listed below.
For Indicators 7, 8, and 14: please contact the Special Education Planning and Policy Office or 781-338-3375.
For Indicators 11, 12, and 13: please, contact Liza Ahern at 781-338-3729.
District Cohort Assignment List
Data Collection Schedule for Indicators 7 and 14 and Special Education Program Plan Statement
Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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