ISD Collaborative (CoP) / October 2016
Type: Open Committee
Focus Areas: Program Evaluation, Skilled Staff, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
The Monitors will be taking over Motown in May! This years Monitor’s conference will be held May 10-12 at the Marriott Courtyard in Detroit. Region 4 is working hard to plan a fabulous agenda that will align with the 4 MAASE focus areas. More to come!
REED Rubric Presentation: Renee Thelen (Ionia ISD) and Jamieson Bennet (Berrien RESA) collaborated to create a REED Rubric. Renee and Jamie gave a brief presentation to the group and shared the rubric with everyone to be used in efforts to improve the quality and consistency of REEDs.
Renee and Jamie also presented the REED Rubric at MAASE Summer Institute and were able to make additional adjustments and enhancements that were based on feedback from participants at SI. They also demonstrated the effectiveness of the REED Rubric with the Region 3 Monitors. As a group we all looked at a REED document and were able to use the rubric to come up with a common perspective on the quality of the REED and the needed improvements to share with the staff who complete them. This product will result in an increase of highly skilled staff.
Renee and Jamie, the Mi Monitors thank you for your work on this project and your leadership!
51A Presentation: Tom Koepke presented to the group regarding 51a. There are a lot of questions regarding 51a and Macomb County has some materials that they have created and shared with the group. They are meeting with charters individually in order to start the 51a conversations. Although Macomb is leading the charge, they say there are still many questions surrounding how virtual schools are providing FAPE.
This dangling question will align nicely with the Virtual FAPE work group that was just put together by MAASE, which will align with MAASE focus area of program evaluation and specially designed instruction.
Parent Friendly Procedural Safeguards: There have been many suggestions in the past to create a set of parent friendly procedural safeguards as a way to be more parent friendly and an attempt to eliminate the us vs. them feeling that some parents experience when they are dealing with schools. The intent would be to create a product that would better inform parents of their rights and avenues available for pursuing those rights in partnership with the school/district. A group will begin to start the conversation on this.
Sig Dispro Formula: It was discovered that sig dispro data may be incorrect for districts located within ISD’s who operate under their own schools of choice plan. The sig dispro formula will send a data for a student coded as 02 schools of choice under 105 or 03 schools of choice under 105c to the actual school who accepted them under schools of choice. However, districts who utilize their own schools of choice plan are not allowed to use the CEPI codes of 02 and 03, and so must use 06. The data for any student coded as an 06, according to the sig dispro forumla, goes back to the Resident District based on address. This caused several schools in Kent to be considered as Sig Dispro when they were not. The recommendation is to check and see what Schools of Choice Plan your ISD operates under and then verify data. MDE has adjusted the Sig Dispro formula now so that the data for any student coded as an 06 will and NOT IEP Placed will go to the Resident District providing FAPE, NOT based on address.