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:

2021 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:

  • B-3 Information Catamaran Technical Assistance Website 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:

  • B-3 Information Catamaran Technical Assistance Website 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 MTSS Technical Assistance Center (MiMTSS) Previously Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI), the MiMTSS works on behalf of the MDE to provide a continuum of technical assistance to ISDs, districts, and schools in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. The MiMTSS mission is to improve outcomes for all learners by assisting educators in developing infrastructures to support high-quality and sustained implementation of effective, data-driven practices within a MTSS framework.
  • 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 (PDF) 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 (CSV) 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:

  • Graduation and Dropout Application (GAD) Link to the state’s official Graduate and Dropout Application.
  • Personal Curriculum MDE resources for personal curriculum development.
  • 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 MTSS Technical Assistance Center (MiMTSS) Previously Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI), the MiMTSS works on behalf of the MDE to provide a continuum of technical assistance to ISDs, districts, and schools in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. The MiMTSS mission is to improve outcomes for all learners by assisting educators in developing infrastructures to support high-quality and sustained implementation of effective, data-driven practices within a MTSS framework.

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 (CSV) 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 MTSS Technical Assistance Center (MiMTSS) Previously Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI), the MiMTSS works on behalf of the MDE to provide a continuum of technical assistance to ISDs, districts, and schools in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. The MiMTSS mission is to improve outcomes for all learners by assisting educators in developing infrastructures to support high-quality and sustained implementation of effective, data-driven practices within a MTSS framework.

Additional resources and tools for graduation and drop out management:

2021 Part B Compliance Elements

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

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

  • B-4 Information Catamaran Technical Assistance Website 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 element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

  • B-9 Information Catamaran Technical Assistance Website 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.
  • Evaluation Procedures Template (Word) Special education evaluation procedure template for districts.

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

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

  • B-10 Information Catamaran Technical Assistance Website description of the B-10 disproportionate representation Six Disability Categories due to inappropriate identification indicator with link to data source and relevant informational resources
  • Evaluation Procedures Template (Word) Special education evaluation procedure template for districts.

Child Find (B-11)

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

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

  • B-11 Information Catamaran Technical Assistance Website 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.

  • B-12 Information Catamaran Technical Assistance Website 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 element from the Part B ISD Determinations Matrix.

  • B-13 Information  Catamaran Technical Assistance Website description of the B-13 Secondary 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 of data reported by the Intermediate School District/State Agency and their member districts through the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS).

Special Education Single 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.

2020 Determinations Package Resources

2020 Determinations Resources for Reference