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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Special Education District Profiles

Source: Mary Corey, Director, Data Coordination, Office of Data System Management

Intended Audience: Superintendents and Directors of Special Education

Date: October 6, 2011

The preliminary Special Education District Profiles containing 2010-11 data are now available on the Missouri Comprehensive Data System (MCDS) Portal.  These profiles will be posted on DESE's public website soon; therefore, it is essential that districts review the data and make any necessary corrections immediately via MOSIS.  Corrections must be made by October 19. 

To access the district profile, go to DESE's home page http://dese.mo.gov/index.html and click on the MCDS Portal button.  On the MCDS Portal's home page, click on "Secured Content" on the top blue banner.  You will then be taken to the DESE Web Application Logon screen. This web page provides restricted access based upon User ID and Password validation.  Once you have entered in a valid user id and password, you will be returned to the MCDS Portal's home page.  Click on the Special Education button, then on "Special Education Documents" in the Quick Facts section.

A Special Education Profile Review Guide is available to assist districts with understanding and using the Profiles. 

If you have comments or questions, please contact the Special Education Data Coordination section at 573-751-7848 or email SpedData@dese.mo.gov.