Monitoring Part B of IDEA
Accountability for effective and meaningful implementation of the IDEA is fundamental to achieving its intent that “all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.”
The Division of Special Education and Student Services has responsibility for general supervision and monitoring the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in accordance with the provisions at 34 CFR 300.604(a)(1), and (a)(3), (b)(2)(i) and (b)(2)(v), and (c)(2) and the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-80. Virginia’s general supervision is a system that involves the following components: State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Reports (APR), effective policies and procedures, targeted technical assistance and professional development, effective dispute resolution system; integrated on-site and off-site monitoring activities, data verification, improvement and corrective action planning, and follow-up to ensure timely corrections, not to exceed one year.
Virginia’s monitoring of special education involves off-site and on-site compliance reviews of local education agencies (132 school divisions); state-operated programs, including education programs in hospitals, juvenile detention and adult correctional facilities, school for the deaf and blind; and private schools for students with disabilities.
- Frequently Used Terms (PDF)
- Format for Reporting Evidence of Corrections and Corrective Action Plan (Word)
- Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia (PDF)
- Special Education Reports, Plans & Statistics
- Virginia’s Special Education State Performance Plan (SPP) – Part B
- Private Schools for Students with Disabilities