The Special Education Data System (SEDS), also referred to as ‘EasyIEP,’ is the online database where school administrators, educators, and related service providers access special education records and document services provided to students with disabilities. Each LEA is required to have a staff member who serves as the LEA Special Education Point of Contact (LEA SE POC). Additionally, each nonpublic school or program that serves students with disabilities enrolled in any DC LEA is required to have a SEDS Nonpublic Point of Contact (NP POC).
The LEA SE POC and the NP POC are responsible for training all relevant staff on SEDS, and for overseeing the use of SEDS by all staff. The SEDS Train-the-Trainer course is a full-day, in-person training course designed to equip LEA SE POCs and NP POCs with information and resources to support them in their role as SEDS trainer. This course also provides participants an opportunity to shape their own internal SEDS-use policy. This course is not a basic user training course for SEDS. Participants should already be experienced with SEDS, or have already taken the SEDS Basic User course.