Program Monitoring

Program  Monitoring for 2020-21

The Division of Compliance and Assistance is responsible for ensuring each district demonstrates general compliance and continuous improvement in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

The program monitoring process is undergoing a number of changes as we replace our data management system (Minnesota Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process or MNCIMP) and incorporate student outcomes in our process of determining districts’ needs for support. 

Please note that for the 2020-21 school year, we will be limiting our monitoring activities to gathering annual performance report (APR) compliance indicator data with a small statewide record review sample. This will mean most districts will review a few randomly-selected files starting in mid to late January of 2021.
 
There will be no further monitoring presence for the 2019-20 school year (no online interviews, site visits or monitoring reports), but districts will need to address outstanding noncompliance and corrective action from previous years. 
Contact your lead monitor or Erin Levin with questions.

Online Training Opportunities

The Minnesota Department of Education offers online training opportunities. Topics include navigating individualized education program (IEP) goals and objectives, progress reporting, and prior written notices. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available upon completion. Find these trainings on the Special Education Training webpage.