Data Collection Tools for Students with Disabilities

As district staff members develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), many find it helpful to summarize at the same time any special education information that will need to be reported in the Education Management Information System (EMIS). To assist in summarizing the information, an optional data collection tool is available.

Data Collection Tools for Students with Disabilities (2014-15 School Year)

Data Collection Form

This form is a management tool that districts may use to record special education data for submission to EMIS in the 2014-15 school year. Once again, districts are not required to use this tool. The form contains the fields for data that must be submitted in EMIS for this school year, and it may be useful in managing the collection of required EMIS data. Districts may amend the tool in any way they find useful.

This form may updated again throughout the year. If changes in federal data reporting requirements or changes in EMIS affect the contents of this form, the Office for Exceptional Children will update it.

Reporting Eye Exams

Senate Bill (S.B.) 316 continues the requirement for students with disabilities to undergo a comprehensive eye examination within three months of receiving special education services for the first time. S.B. 316 requires the Ohio Department of Education to collect and report data about the implementation of this law; necessary data are collected in EMIS. The Office for Exceptional Children believes that data will be more accurate if districts maintain a record of eye exams throughout the school year. Below is a tool that will assist in that effort. There is no requirement to use this particular tool, but the information on it will be collected at the end of the school year.

Eye Exam Data Collection Tool  - Updated for 2014-2015 School Year

Last Modified: 12/11/2014 10:28:32 AM