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    Overview of the Office 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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  • Office of Special Education Programs
    P.O. Box 500
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
    phone: (609)292-0147
    fax: (609)984-8422

     Highlights
    Materials for the State Performance Plan Indicator #14 Cohort III Technical Assistance Session #2 to be held on May 21, 2014 **NEW**

    Webinar IconMaterials for the State Performance Plan Indicator #14 Cohort III
    Technical Assistance Session #2 to be held on May 21, 2014

    The Power Point provides an overview of the federally required Post School Transition Outcomes Study (PSO) under the State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicator # 14.  Indicator # 14 of the SPP,  requires the state to report the percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in effect at the time they left school, and were:

    1. Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving school
    2. Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving school or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school.
    3. Enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school. (20 U.S.C 1416 (a)(3)(B)

    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