Case Study Compliance Review Process for NH Private Schools
The Case Study Compliance Review is required for all private schools undergoing NHDOE Special Education Program Approval. This process includes:
- Monitoring of compliance with state and federal special education rules and regulations
- Review and assessment of program effectiveness
- Conducting a critical review of student results
- Presenting findings
In preparation for the NHDOE visit, teams of general and special educators work together to gather and analyze student work and other relevant information to describe the programs and progress of randomly selected special education students. The process may include a timeline of each student’s educational experiences and services, work samples, IEP, progress reports, assessment information, and any other information that contributes to a full picture of the student’s school experience. At the Case Study Compliance Review the information collected will be presented to a volunteer team of visiting NH educators. In addition, classroom observations will be conducted and interviews will be held with parents, students, school administrators and school board members. As part of the process, the NHDOE condusts a full review of policy to ensure procedural requirements are met.
**For any New Programs or Changes to Private School Programs, such as changes to location, grade level or disabilities served in an approved program, a “New Program or Change to Existing Program Application” must be filed with and approved by the NHDOE. To receive a form, contact Jane Bergeron Beaulieu, firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Larkin, email@example.com or Michele Watson,firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-6800. This form is not available on the SERESC website due to the unique aspects of individual programs and clarification needed.