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ak dept education

 special ed handbook

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTIONS
PREFACE
PART I - INTRODUCTION
PART II - IDENTIFICATION
PART III - EVALUATION & ELIGIBILITY
PART IV - IEP DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, REVIEW & REVISION
PART V - PLACEMENT IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT
PART VI - PROGRAM EXIT
PART VII - PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS & CONFIDENTIALITY
PART VIII - PERSONNEL
PART IX - FUNDING
PART X - COMPLIANCE MONITORING
PART XI - PARENT INFORMATION
PART XII - STATE PERFORMANCE PLAN / ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT
APPENDICES
APPENDIX A - MISCELLANEOUS FORMS
APPENDIX B - CHILD IDENTIFICATION FORMS
APPENDIX C - EVALUATION & ELIGIBILITY FORMS
APPENDIX D - IEP & PLACEMENT FORMS
APPENDIX E - PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS & CONFIDENTIALITY FORMS
APPENDIX F - PERSONNEL FORMS
APPENDIX G - SECONDARY TRANSITION
APPENDIX H - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
APPENDIX I - CLASSROOM ACCOMMODATIONS
APPENDIX J - BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS & DISCIPLINE
APPENDIX K - PARENT INFORMATION
APPENDIX L - STATE & DISTRICT-WIDE ASSESSMENTS
APPENDIX M - STATE PERFORMANCE PLAN / ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT
MISC
GLOSSARY OF COMMONLY USED TERMS
RESOURCES
PUBLICATION INFORMATION

pdficon PREFACE
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1. HANDBOOK GUIDANCE MEMORANDUMS
2. CONTACT INFORMATION
3. PURPOSE OF HANDBOOK
4. USE OF THE HANDBOOK FOR DISTRICT APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL FUNDS
5. HANDBOOK REVISIONS
6. ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
7. DISCLAIMER
8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

pdficon PART I - INTRODUCTION
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SECTIONS
1. IDEA AMENDMENTS OF 2004
2. STATE LAW & REGULATIONS
3. ORGANIZATION OF HANDBOOK
4. BASIC CONCEPTS

pdficon PART II - IDENTIFICATION
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SECTIONS
1. INTRODUCTION
2. CHILD FIND COORDINATION
3. ANNUAL PUBLIC NOTICE
4. REFERRALS
5. SCREENING PROGRAMS
6. REGULAR EDUCATION INTERVENTION

pdficon PART III - EVALUATION & ELIGIBILITY
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SECTIONS
1. PURPOSE OF AN EVALUATION
2. INITIAL EVALUATION
3. PARENTAL CONSENT
4. INFORMATION FROM OTHER AGENCIES
5. EVALUATION PROCEDURES
6. EVALUATION SUMMARY & ELIGIBILITY REPORT
7. RE-EVALUATION PROCEDURES
8. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR DISABILITY CATEGORIES

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9. OVERIDENTIFICATION AND DISPROPORTIONALITY

pdficon PART IV - IEP DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, REVIEW & REVISION
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SECTIONS
1. OVERVIEW
2. RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IEP
3. WHEN AN IEP MEETING MUST BE CONVENED
4. PARTICIPANTS IN IEP MEETINGS
5. PARENT PARTICIPATION
6. WHEN AN IEP MUST BE IN EFFECT
7. GUIDELINES ON IEP PREPARATION
8. CONTENT OF THE IEP
9. INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN
10. PROPER FUNCTIONING OF HEARING AIDS
11. PHYSICAL EDUCATION & VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ON THE IEP
12. DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
13. EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR (ESY) SERVICES
14. SECONDARY TRANSITION SERVICES
15. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES & ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
16. STATEWIDE AND DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS
17. PARENT & DISTRICT DISAGREEMENT WITH AN IEP
18. CHARTER SCHOOLS
19. STATEWIDE CORRESPONDENCE STUDY PROGRAMS
20. PRIVATE SCHOOLS
21. LEGAL CITATIONS

pdficon PART V - PLACEMENT IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT
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SECTIONS
1. INTRODUCTION
2. RESPONSIBILITY FOR PLACEMENT
3. GENERAL PLACEMENT PROCEDURES
4. CONTINUUM OF PLACEMENT OPTIONS
5. JUSTIFICATION FOR PLACEMENT
6. CONSENT FOR INITIAL PLACEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
7. ANNUAL DETERMINATION OF EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENT
8. LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS
9. OUT-OF-DISTRICT PLACEMENT

pdficon PART VI - PROGRAM EXIT
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SECTIONS
1. DISCONTINUATION OF SERVICES
2. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
3. PROGRAM EXIT FORM

pdficon PART VII - PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS & CONFIDENTIALITY
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SECTIONS
1. PARENT RIGHTS
2. TRANSFER OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AT AGE OF MAJORITY
3. PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE / PARENTAL CONSENT
4. MEDIATION
5. ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
6. IMPARTIAL DUE PROCESS HEARINGS
7. SURROGATE PARENTS
8. INDEPENDENT EVALUATIONS
9. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION

pdficon PART VIII - PERSONNEL
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SECTIONS
1. TEACHERS
2. RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS
3. PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
4. SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTORS & ADMINISTRATORS
5. PARAPROFESSIONALS
6. INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF
7. PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT
8. SPECIAL EDUCATION - HIGHLY QUALIFIED REQUIREMENTS
9. SUPERVISION

pdficon PART IX - FUNDING
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SECTIONS
1. STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION FUNDING
2. TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
3. FEDERAL SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING
4. SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS
5. SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICE AGENCY (SESA)
6. METHODS OF ENSURING SERVICES

pdficon PART X - COMPLIANCE MONITORING
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SECTIONS
1. INFORMATION NEEDED PRIOR TO REVIEW
2. INFORMATION NEEDED DURING REVIEW
3. MAINTAINING STUDENT RECORDS
4. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MONITORING PROCESS (CIMP)
5. STUDENT FILE REVIEW INSTRUMENT
6. ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW INSTRUMENT
7. POST MONITORING ACTIVITY

pdficon PART XI - PARENT INFORMATION
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SECTIONS
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
2. ALASKA PARENT GUIDE
3. A WORD TO PARENTS AND FAMILY (GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION)
4. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION QUALIFYING EXAM - GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS
5. PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

pdficon PART XII - STATE PERFORMANCE PLAN / ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT
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SECTIONS
1. OVERVIEW OF STATE PERFORMANCE PLAN AND (IDEA) REQUIREMENTS
2. EXPLANATION OF THE TWENTY REQUIRED INDICATORS
3. EXPLANATION OF PUBLIC REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
4. FEDERAL GUIDANCE ON DETERMINATION SETTING
5. ALASKA'S PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINATION SETTING


APPENDICES


pdficon  APPENDIX A - MISCELLANEOUS FORMS
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SECTIONS
1. FEDERAL DATA FORMS
2. TITLE VI-B AND SECTION 619 PRESCHOOL DISABLED FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATIONS

pdficon  APPENDIX B - CHILD IDENTIFICATION FORMS
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SECTIONS
1. MODEL CHILD FIND PLAN
2. ANNUAL CHILD FIND TRAINING OUTLINE
3. SAMPLE LIST OF COMMUNITY AGENCIES
4. SAMPLE CHILD FIND INITIATIVE LETTER
5. REFERRAL FORM

pdficon  APPENDIX C - EVALUATION & ELIGIBILITY FORMS
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SECTIONS
1. CONSENT FOR EVALUATION
2. AUTHORIZATION TO OBTAIN INFORMATION
3. EVALUATION SUMMARY AND ELIGIBILITY REPORT
4. LEARNING DISABILITY STUDENT OBSERVATION FORM

pdficon  APPENDIX D - IEP & PLACEMENT FORMS
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SECTIONS
1. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING IEP
2. IEP FORM
3. IEP AMENDMENT FORM
4. WRITTEN INVITATION TO IEP MEETING - STUDENT
5. WRITTEN INVITATION TO IEP MEETING - PARENT / GUARDIAN
6. INITIAL CONSENT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
7. LETTER TO REQUEST RECORDS FOR A TRANSFER STUDENT
8. TRANSFER OF RIGHTS LETTER - STUDENT
9. TRANSFER OF RIGHTS LETTER - PARENT / GUARDIAN
10. PROGRAM EXIT FORM
11. SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE

pdficon  APPENDIX E - PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS & CONFIDENTIALITY FORMS
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SECTIONS
1. PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE
2. PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE, INFORMED CONSENT, AND NOTICE OF PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS TABLE AND EXPLANATION
3. NOTICE OF PROCEDURAL SAFEGUARDS
4. RESOLUTION SESSION
5. NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR DUE PROCESS HEARING
6. IDEA 2004 - DUE PROCESS FLOW CHART
7. MODEL SURROGATE PARENT PLAN
8. RECORD OF ACCESS FORM
9. AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
10. SAMPLE LETTER OF INTENT TO DESTROY SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

pdficon  APPENDIX F - PERSONNEL FORMS
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SECTIONS
1. DOCUMENTATION OF TRAINING FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS
2. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FORM
3. RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS

pdficon  APPENDIX G - SECONDARY TRANSITION
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SECTIONS
1. IDEA 2004 AND SECONDARY TRANSITION
2. TRANSITION AND FEDERAL MONITORING
3. SECONDARY TRANSITION CHECKLIST
4. SAMPLE IEP WITH TRANSITION PLAN
5. RESOURCES

pdficon  APPENDIX H - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
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SECTIONS
1. COMMON AREAS OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
2. STRATEGIES FOR READING
3. STRATEGIES FOR WRITING
4. STRATEGIES FOR MATH
5. STRATEGIES FOR STUDYING/ORGANIZATION
6. RESOURCES

pdficon  APPENDIX I - CLASSROOM ACCOMMODATIONS
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SECTIONS
1. IDEA/504 FLOW CHART
2. STUDENT ACCOMMODATION PLAN
3. INFORMATION REGARDING SECTION 504
4. CLASSROOM AND FACILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

pdficon  APPENDIX J - BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS & DISCIPLINE
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SECTIONS
1. DEFINITION OF "WEAPONS" AND "CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES"
2. BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND DISCIPLINE
3. INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
4. FORMS
5. CLARIFICATION OF TERMS RELATED TO EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

pdficon  APPENDIX K - PARENT INFORMATION
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SECTIONS
1. ALASKA PARENT GUIDE - Revised October 2006
Tagalog, Spanish and Yupik versions are on-line: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/sped/Resources.html
2. A WORD TO PARENTS AND FAMILY - GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
3. HSGQE - GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS OF NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS

pdficon  APPENDIX L - STATE & DISTRICT-WIDE ASSESSMENTS
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SECTIONS
1. PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
2. ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT - PARTICIPATION CRITERIA IN EXPANDED FORMAT
3. HSGQE - GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS OF NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS
4. MODIFIED HSGQE APPLICATION
5. NONSTANDARDIZED HSGQE APPLICATION
6. IEP/504 TEAM ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE FOR NINTH-GRADE PARENTS

pdficon  APPENDIX M - STATE PERFORMANCE PLAN / ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT
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SECTIONS
1. SUPPLEMENTAL WORKBOOK
2. CRITERIA FOR STATUS DETERMINATIONS
3. DISTRICT DETERMINATION FORM
4. CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHETHER DATA ARE VALID, RELIABLE AND TIMELY - FORM
5. ACCURATE & TIMELY DATA FORM
6. LOCAL DETERMINATIONS RUBRIC

pdficon  GLOSSARY OF COMMONLY USED TERMS
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SECTIONS
1. DEFINITIONS
2. ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS


RESOURCES
PUBLICATION INFORMATION

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