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Subject: OSEP Changes to ECSE Educational Environments/WEBINAR AUGUST 26

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

Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education and Early Childhood Special Education

Date: August 17, 2010

As indicated in a SELS message sent on May 10 and May 18, 2010, (http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/LS05.10.10-2.htm and http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/LS05.18.10.htm) the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) recently approved changes to the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) educational environments.  These changes will go into effect for the 2010-11 school year, meaning that the revised educational environments will need to be reported for the December child count via the December MOSIS Student Core file. 

We have scheduled a webinar to review the changes for August 26, 2010, at 11:45 a.m.   

Meeting Name: ECSE Ed. Environments

Summary: Mary Corey

When: 08/26/2010 at 11:45 a.m.

To join the meeting:http://desemo.adobeconnect.com/r61594970/ (click on "Enter as a guest").  For the testing site, go to: https://admin.breezecentral.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.  We have discovered some people with wireless computer connections cannot access the live webinar without serious quality issues and our best recommendation is to use a computer that is not wireless.       

In addition, updated technical assistance, including a new decision tree document and revised codes are available at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/DataCoord/EduEnvironments.html.  The technical assistance includes definitions, instructions, examples, and a worksheet for determining the educational environments for children in ECSE.

If you have questions, please contact the Data Coordination Section, Office of Data System Management at 573-751-8165, 573-751-7848, or webreplyspedc@dese.mo.gov.