Posted: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:21am Updated: Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:08pm

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The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is pleased to announce the Office of Special Education is accepting applications for the position of independent hearing officer (IHO) and mediator
Great News!!
The Office of Special Education received Meets Requirements rating from OSEP! There are four possible ratings from the US Department of Education: Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention and Needs Substantial Intervention. This determination is based on the totality of the State’s data and information, including the Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR), and other state-reported data, and other publicly available information.

As of July 1, the Learning Connection Communities for the Office of Special Education will no longer be available. The Office of Special Education will be using a new Online Community through Moodle. To access the new community, you will need an access code which has been posted on the current Learning Connection Communities.

You will need to create a Moodle account in order to access the community. To create a login or to access Moodle please go to: https://moodle.doe.in.gov/

 

Click on the various sections of the infographic below for resources.

All students, including those with disabilities, are held to high expectations and have equitable access to educational opportunities that enrich their lives and prepare them for future success.

Equity and Access equals outcome

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Our goal as educators is to improve outcomes for all students. This can be accomplished through a system that ensures equity and access. Equitable Access is the guarantee that all students are provided the necessary and individualized  supplementary aids and services, accommodations, modifications or supports to meaningfully participate in the general education curriculum. Equitable access must be accompanied by a school wide acceptance or belief in shared responsibility, shared accountability and high expectations. According to the Dear Colleague letter on the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (November 2015) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (December 2015), improving outcomes also requires a strong core curriculum, high quality instruction, unbiased assessment that guides instruction, and collaboration among administrators, general and special education staff, parents, and the community. Multi-tiered system of support and universal design for learning provide the foundation necessary to reach the overall goal.

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Office of Special Education is excited to publish guidance on Transition Portfolios. Transition Portfolios are for all transition aged students aged 14-22 with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Click HERE to access the Guidance Document.

This summer the Office of Special Education will be providing Transition Portfolio Regional Trainings. Click HERE to learn more information and to register.

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Additional Special Education Contacts and Information:

   For General Inquiries please contact specialeducation@doe.in.gov or (317) 232-0570