Special Education Annual Ratings
Every year, school districts receive ratings on the performance of their special education programs, known as their Special Education Ratings. On Sept. 8, the Department sent email notifications to superintendents, special education contacts and community school sponsors with instructions to access their online ratings reports through the Secure Application for Enterprise (SAFE) web portal.
As in past years, measures of procedural compliance are the basis of the 2016 ratings. This year’s report also previews measures of results for students with disabilities. Though the changes will not take effect until 2018, this year’s report includes both your district’s actual rating (procedural compliance only) and projected rating (a combination of two scores, procedural compliance and students’ results) to show the impact of the results measured on your annual rating.
If you did not receive the email with your district’s rating or you have questions, please contact the Department’s Office for Exceptional Children. Click here for resources and additional information.