The mission* of NHDOE Special Education Program Approval and Improvement Process is to improve educational results for all learners.
The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) is responsible for assessing the impact and effectiveness of state and local efforts to provide a “Free Appropriate Public Education” (FAPE) to children and youth with disabilities, ages 3-21.
For more than 20 years, the NHDOE has contracted with SERESC to work with families, students, educators and communities of New Hampshire to shape its special education program approval work in a way that drives and supports results for children and youth with disabilities.
Program Approval and Improvement Process includes two processes: Focused Monitoring for NH Public School Districts and Case Study Compliance Review for NH Approved Private Special Education Schools. The Focused Monitoring process replaced the state’s cyclical review of all NH school districts with a data driven process that selects public school districts for monitoring through an annual review of data in one or more key areas. The Case Study Compliance Review is required for all private schools undergoing NHDOE Special Education Program Approval.
UPCOMING EVENTS (call 206-6800 and ask for Jane, Pat or Michele for more information):
Focused Monitoring IEP Facilitator Training – November 8, 2012
Focused Monitoring Symposium for 2013-2013 FM Leadership Teams – January 24, 2013
*For more information on the NHDOE Special Education Program Approval and Improvement Process mission, vision and core values, please click here: Mission, Vision and Core Values.