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General Supervision

As required by IDEA 2004, Washington State has designed and implemented an effective, efficient, and integrated accountability and management system through which general supervisory authority is exercised. Six high performance teams work collaboratively with the state-level special education advisory council, local and regional educational agencies, and parent advocacy groups to ensure improved academic and functional outcomes for students with disabilities. The state and local educational agencies must be able to collect, examine, evaluate, and report data to demonstrate that IDEA 2004 is being effectively implemented to produce both results for students and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Technical assistance resources on this page include research, articles, tools, templates, technical assistance centers, and websites. An Overview (PPT) of the two State Performance Plan indicators related to General Supervision is also provided.
(Note: Use of the resources included on this site does not guarantee that the district’s performance or determination status under section 616(d), will improve for the next reporting period.)

Timely Correction of Non-Compliance (Indicator 15)

  • Notification, Correction, Verification, and Validation of Non-Compliance – These PowerPoint slides, presented at the fall 2009 WASA Special Education Administrator’s Workshop, provides an overview of Washington’s process for notifying school districts, timely correction, verification, and validation of identified non-compliance.
  • Special Education Accountability Q&A – revised August 2010 – This question and answer document addresses the primary federal and Washington state requirements for accountability under IDEA, including district determinations, correction of non-compliance, the program review process, and significant disproportionality.
  • OSPI’s Evaluation and IEP Technical Assistance Module (revised August 2009) – This training module is designed to provide information, guidance, resources, and examples to help staff implement the compliance requirements of IDEA 2004.
  • Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 Web site – This federal website, developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, was created to be a “one-stop shop” for resources related to IDEA and the implementation of IDEA regulations.
  • Local Corrective Action Plan (NECTAC, 3/08, PDF) - This document has been developed by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) to assist school districts in collecting valid and reliable data to determine contributing factors of noncompliance, specific to Indicators 11, 12 and 15.

Timely and Accurate Data (Indicator 20)

  • Federal Data Reporting: The Basics (OSPI, 8/12, PDF)
    These PowerPoint slides, presented at the fall 2012 WASA Special Education Administrator’s Workshop, provide an overview of the federal data reporting requirements, including timelines, instructions, and tips for completing.
  • Reporting Requirements bulletin (B070-11, OSPI, 9/11, Word) – This bulletin, issued annually by OSPI, informs districts of all of the federally-required data that will be collected during the school year.
  • Special Education Accountability Q&A – revised August 2010 – This question and answer document addresses the primary federal and Washington state requirements for accountability under IDEA, including district determinations, correction of non-compliance, the program review process, and significant disproportionality.
  • Taking Your Data To the Laundry: How to Clean Your Data (12/08, PDF) – This document, developed by the federal Data Accountability Center, is intended to help those who collect IDEA data to improve data accuracy.

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