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Specialized Education Local Policy Guidance
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Current guidance on implementing the requirements of local policies related to the provision of special education and related services in the District of Columbia.

Specialized Education Nonpublic School or Program Monitoring
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Certificates of Approval (COA) are issued to nonpublic schools and programs that meet federal and state standards and are regularly monitored to ensure the educational needs of DC students are supported by highly trained professionals in safe, learning environments.

Specialized Education Policy in Practice Webinar Series
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This training series is a new technical assistance initiative that will serve as a valuable resource for local and state level educators and administrators in understanding and implementing state special education policies.

Specialized Education State Complaints
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Any individual or organization may submit a written complaint that claims that any District of Columbia public agency has failed to comply with a requirement of Part B or Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the District’s laws and regulations regarding special educ

Specialized Education Training and Technical Assistance
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Resources and archived training materials to support educators, administrators, and staff in serving students with disabilities in the District of Columbia.

State Advisory Panel on Special Education Meetings
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The District of Columbia's State Advisory Panel (SAP) on Special Education is required by federal law.
 
State Assessments
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 The State Assessments are an important source of data on students’ progress and proficiency relative to DC’s educational standards.

State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council (SECDCC)
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SECDCC was legislatively created in March 2011 pursuant to the Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2008 to improve collaboration and coordination among entities carrying out federally funded and District- funded pre-K and other early childhood programs.

State Test Missing Materials
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According to the DC State Test Security Guidelines (page 2), "every school is responsible for returning all test materials to the test publishing company following procedures outlined in the Test Chairpersons Manual (pages 24-26)".

State-Approved Interim Assessment Providers
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The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has approved the following list of providers of interim assessments that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program (DC EIP)
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Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program is a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary system that provides early intervention therapeutic and other services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays and their families.

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program (DC EIP) Information for Administrators and Stakeholders
Administration and Stakeholder Information

Welcome to the Administration and Stakeholder Information page.  This page allows the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Specialized Education (DSE), DC Early Intervention Program - Strong Start to share information about its advisory council, public reports,

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program (DC EIP) Information For Families
Strong Start Information For Families

The District of Columbia's Early Intervention Program (DC EIP) provides support and services to families with children, from birth through three, with developmental delays and disabilities. 

Student Transportation
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OSSE DOT is a regional transportation system that transports eligible students with disabilities in the District to school each day, safely and on-time.

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