Once a district completes the CAP activities and has corrected all noncompliance, the verification of correction process begins. There are two prongs of verification of correction mandated by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE):
- Prong 1: The district has corrected each individual case of noncompliance; and
- Prong 2: The district is correctly implementing the specific regulatory requirements (i.e., has achieved 100% compliance), based on the State’s review of new data.
Depending upon the activity and indicator, verification activities are completed by MDE staff, ISD, or technical assistance (TA) providers and may include:
- A review of updated policies, procedures, or practices
- A review of student records
- A review of the results of student/child record reviews, or evidence that training or technical assistance was obtained
- A review of new data submitted through the State data systems
- Interviews of district staff
District staff may be asked to assist in this process, but they have no additional work to complete in Catamaran.
Based on this review, the MDE will establish that the district is correctly implementing the specific statutory or regulatory requirements and that the identified noncompliance has been corrected. Once evidence of correction can be verified, the MDE will notify the district, close the CAP, and issue a closeout report or letter in the next Catamaran release.