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    Overview of the Office of Special Education Programs.
  • Data & Reports
    Links to special education data as well as general NJ Department of Education data.
  • Program Improvement
    Resources to assist in the improvement of special education programs.
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    Information to assist in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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    Information to help parents and students with NJ special education programs.
  • Office of Special Education Programs
    P.O. Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
    phone: (609)292-0147
    fax: (609)984-8422

     Highlights
    New Jersey's Application Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 **NEW**

    New Jersey's Application Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 for Federal Fiscal Year 2014: Application (PDF)

    To comment on this application: PartBcomments@doe.state.nj.us Comment is accepted through May 5, 2014.

    List of Rules, Regulations or Policies that are State-Imposed in Accordance with 20 U.S.C. §1407(a)4 **NEW**

    Transition Matters Webinars **NEW**

    Webinar IconTransition Matters Webinars
    Transition Matters webinars have been developed specifically for education professionals and parents who are working with high school-age students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and will require adult services to facilitate postsecondary education, employment and independent living. Professional staff include: directors of special services, case managers, transition coordinators and special education teachers. The webinars provide specific information regarding the timing of referral, eligibility determination process and the range of service options available through the state agencies for students upon graduation.


    Three Tiered ELA Instructional Process **NEW**

    Webinar IconThree Tiered ELA Instructional Process by Neal Webster was developed to guide teacher in the development a comprehensive literacy block that supports reading success for all students. This webinar was developed for the Improving Literacy Achievement Project, a collaborative effort between the Office of Special Education Programs and Literacy and Language Arts to improve literacy achievement in grades K-3. This three tiered ELA approach is not to be confused with RTI which is an intervention approach to assist struggling learners.


    Instructional Scaffolding: Chunking~Material~Task~Content **NEW**

    Webinar IconInstructional Scaffolding: Chunking~Material~Task~Content by Paul Riccomini is one of a three part series on math strategies to assist teachers with developing instructional strategies that support struggling students including students with disabilities. Strategies focus on the skills necessary for student academic success with Algebra.


    Revised Procedures for Approved Clinic and Agency **NEW**

    Facilitating Fluency and Automaticity Through Purposeful, Planned, and Targeted Practice Activities **NEW**

    Webinar IconFacilitating Fluency and Automaticity Through Purposeful, Planned, and Targeted Practice Activities

    Webinar Series: Powerful Instructional Strategies and Techniques to Increase Mathematical Learning for Struggling Students, Including Students With Disabilities; Webinar #1: Facilitating Fluency and Automaticity Through Purposeful, Planned, and Targeted Practice Activities.


    FFY2012 Annual Performance Report and State Performance Plan

    Performance Report IconFFY2012 Annual Performance Report and State Performance Plan
    In accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(1), not later than one year after the date of enactment of the reauthorized IDEA, each state is required to have in place a performance plan evaluating the state's implementation of Part B and describing how the state will improve such implementation.


    New Jersey Request and Approval of State Maintenance of Financial Support Waivers Under Part B

    Waiver IconNew Jersey Request and Approval of State Maintenance of Financial Support Waivers under Part B
    This Web page represents a compilation of materials pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements regarding state maintenance of financial support for federal fiscal year 2009.


    PARCC Accessibility and Accommodations Manual Review - Webinar