SEA staff from around the country recently participated in a call with OSEP staff. Linked below are two PowerPoint presentations staff used. The first, Results-Driven Accountability Update, August 27, 2012, provides educators and other stakeholders a powerful rationale for OSEP’s move to increase the focus on improving results for students with disabilities. Over the term of the APR, you will see that nationally, LEAs have demonstrated a high and consistent level of performance on the compliance indicators. At the same time, graduation and proficiency outcomes for students with disabilities, which we know demonstrate gaps compared to their non-disabled peers, have shown little or no progress nationally. This may be something you will want to show others as we move to a RDA system.
The second, Using Assessment Data as Part of a Results-Driven Accountability System, provides an overview of the work of the National Center on Education Outcomes (NCEO) to develop a system for using assessment data to drive a RDA model. Suggestions and samples are shared. This is provided so special and general educators can start to frame a discussion about how this would work in our school, as we all begin to focus much more tightly on how, working together, we will improve outcomes for students with disabilities.