The purpose of this section is to provide resources to the Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) to better understand the various data elements used in Determinations. Please note that many of the resource links found in this section may also be found elsewhere on the Catamaran Training Website as well as the Michigan Department of Education’s Website.

Part B Determinations

This section contains resources related to the current period for Determinations in toggle menus.

  • The Part B General Resources toggle contains samples of the documents available for Determinations in Catamaran along with general information related to Determinations.
  • The Part B Results Elements and Part B Compliance Elements toggle menus mirror the sections of the ISD Determinations Matrix and present links to information about each data element and indicator presented in the matrix, including links to technical assistance.

Part B General Resources

Determinations items available to each ISD:

Federal and state statutes guiding how Determinations are made:

Resources on indicators and data elements used for Determinations:

Data sources for Determinations:

2020 Part B Results Elements

Statewide Assessment Participation

Use the information in this section to further explain the participation data elements for both reading and math from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

Information and data source links for the B-3B Statewide Assessment Participation state performance plan indicator:

  • Grads 360: Assessment Participation Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) information on measurement of B-3B assessment participation indicator.
  • B-3 Information Catamaran training site description of the B-3 indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources.

Informational resources from the state regarding Statewide Assessments:

Assessment Proficiency

Use the information in this section to further explain the proficiency data elements for both reading and math from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

Information and data source links for the B-3C Assessment Proficiency indicator:

  • Grads 360: Assessment Proficiency Official of Special Education Programs information on measurement of B-3C assessment proficiency indicator.
  • B-3 Information Catamaran training site description of the B-3 indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources.

Additional resources and tools for proficiency:

  • National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) Mission and Approach NCII resources for intensive instruction.
  • Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI) Students are more likely to succeed when schools address behavior and learning together. Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI) partners with school districts to help implement and sustain these supports for improved student outcomes.
  • Alt + Shift Alt+Shift collaborates with districts and buildings to create and sustain accessible educational environments that have a direct and positive impact on every student. With a focus on collaboration and impact, Alt+Shift offers professional learning, including training, technical assistance, and co-constructed implementation planning, that strives to shift adult mindsets and provide alternative options to improve outcomes for every student.
  • Every Student Succeeds Act and the 1% Cap Michigan’s approach to the 1% cap for alternative assessment proficiency reporting.

Graduation

This is the percentage of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), ages 14 through 21, who exited school by graduating with a regular high school diploma. The percentage was calculated by dividing the number of students ages 14 through 21 served under IDEA Part B, reported in the exit reason category graduated with a regular high school diploma (numerator) by the total number of students ages 14 through 21 served under IDEA Part B (denominator), reported in the five exit-from-both-special education-and-school categories (graduated with a regular high school diploma, received a certificate, dropped out, reached maximum age for services, and died), then multiplying the result by 100. (Data source: EDFacts SY 2016-17.)

Use the information in this section to further explain the graduation data element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

Data source links:

  • State Level 618 Data Table  Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state submit data about students with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, who receive special education and related services under Part B of IDEA.

Additional resources and tools for graduation and drop out management:

Drop Out

Use the information in this section to further explain the drop out data element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

Data source links:

  • State Level 618 Data Table  Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state submit data about students with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, who receive special education and related services under Part B of IDEA.
  • Michigan’s Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS)  An Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) is a data-driven, decision-making process that helps educators systematically identify students who are showing signs that they are at risk of dropping out of school, examine the underlying causes of risk and match students’ needs to interventions, and monitor students’ progress and the success of those interventions.
  • Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI)  Students are more likely to succeed when schools address behavior and learning together. Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI) partners with school districts to help implement and sustain these supports for improved student outcomes.

Additional resources and tools for graduation and drop out management:

2020 Part B Compliance Elements

Suspension/Expulsion by Race/Ethnicity (B-4B)

Use the information in this section to further explain the Indicator B-4B data elements from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

  • Grads 360 Suspension/Expulsion Official of Special Education Programs information on measurement of the B4-B suspension and expulsion indicator.
  • B-4 Information Catamaran training site description of the B-4 indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources.

 Additional resources and tools for B-4B indicator management:

Disproportionate Representation – Child with a Disability due to inappropriate identification (B-9)

Use the information in this section to further explain the Indicator B-9 data element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

  • Grads 360: Disproportionate Representation Official of Special Education Programs information on measurement of the B-9 disproportionate representation Child with a Disability due to inappropriate identification indicator.
  • B-9 Information Catamaran training site description of the B-9 disproportionate representation Child with a Disability due to inappropriate identification indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources.
  • Sample Evaluation Procedures  MDE sample special education evaluation procedure template.

Disproportionate Representation – Six Disability Categories due to inappropriate identification (B-10)

Use the information in this section to further explain the Indicator B-10 data element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

Child Find (B-11)

Use the information in this section to further explain the Indicator 11: Timely initial evaluation element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

Information and data source links for the B-11 indicator:

  • Grads 360: Child Find  Official of Special Education Programs information on measurement of the B-11 Child Find indicator.
  • B-11 Information  Catamaran training site description of the B-11 Child Find indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources.

Additional resources and tools for B-11 indicator management:

Early Childhood Transition (B-12)

Use the information in this section to further explain the Indicator 12: IEP developed and implemented by third birthday element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

  • Grads 360: Early Childhood Transition Official of Special Education Programs information on measurement of the B-12 Early Childhood Transition indicator.
  • B-12 Information Catamaran training site description of the B-12 Early Childhood Transition indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources.

Additional resources and tools for B-12 indicator management:

Secondary Transition (B-13)

Use the information in this section to further explain the Indicator 13: Secondary transition data element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

  • Grads 360: Secondary Transition  Official of Special Education Programs information on measurement of the B-13 Early Childhood Transition indicator.
  • B-13 Information  Catamaran training site description of the B-13 Early Childhood Transition indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources.

Additional resources and tools for B-13 indicator management:

 

More detail on the next three elements of Determinations below can be found in the following document:

Timely Submission of Data

The timeliness and accuracy of data reported by the ISDs and their member districts/State Agencies (SA) through the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS).

Audit

The ISD/SA Audit Findings.

Long Standing Noncompliance

The Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education considered whether there were any findings of noncompliance identified and not yet corrected.

2019 Determinations Package Resources

2019 Determinations Resources for Reference