Over the past few weeks, ODE has received multiple questions about the use of the NIEP code. Analysis confirmed that in a substantial number of programs, NIEP codes have been submitted to EMIS and no additional reviews or revisions of the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) have been reported. This suggests large-scale misapplication or misunderstanding of this code. The NIEP is an EMIS code indicating that a required review has not yet occurred, but services are being provided. It was created to ensure that a student is counted in state special education funding calculations during the process of revising and reviewing an existing IEP. Click here for additional information related to the NIEP code.
Updated FY16 EMIS Data Collection Calendar
FY16 Five Year Forecast – Required Spring Update (P) Collection, v1
FY15 Graduation (G) Collection, v1
FY16 EMIS Data Collection Calendar
FY15 Career Tech Accountability Assessment (A) Collection, v1
Representatives from 18 statewide educational organizations serving on advisory committees held their first meeting April 14 concerning the review of Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. During this initial session, committee members learned about the results of the standards revision survey conducted Feb. 23 through April 5. They also began the process of reviewing all comments pertaining to the standards in their subject areas – a process they will continue on their own and at meetings in April or May. Members of advisory committees, which are each chaired by two content experts, will provide direction to working groups of teachers who will draft the actual revisions to the standards selected.
The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children is currently exploring the feasibility of creating a universal system for electronic special education forms in Ohio. The universal system would be designed so that appropriate staff members in districts would have immediate availability of special education records for students transferring in to their districts, while also minimizing the burden of sharing documents to receiving districts when students transfer out. The first phase of this initiative is to determine the cost effectiveness, risks, technical constraints and needs both at the district and state levels related to implementation of a universal special education forms solution.