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Invitation to Serve: 2021-22 Special Education State Design Team

Invitation to Serve: 2021-22 Special Education State Design Team

Note to partners: This survey is also being translated into the following languages and will be linked soon: Arabic | Chinese | English I Hindi | Korean | Marshallese | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Vietnamese

OSPI Special Education is seeking partners to engage in important work on behalf of students with disabilities in the state of Washington. The OSPI Special Education State Design Team will include a diverse group of individuals to partner with OSPI around the following topics*: 

  1. Early Childhood (State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators B-6, B-7, B-12, and B-17) 

  1. Secondary Transition (Indicators B-1, B-2, B-13, and B-14) 

  1. Inclusionary Practices and Student Outcomes (Indicators B-3 and B-5) 

  1. Parent Engagement (including the development of a new parent survey) (Indicator B-8) 

  1. Disproportionality and Significant Disproportionality (Indicators B-4, B-9, and B-10) 

  1. Special Education Monitoring and Educational Benefit for students 

  1. Exploring a Statewide IEP System 

*For an explanation of each of the 17 State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators, click here

The work of the OSPI Special Education State Design Team will focus on a commitment to centering racial equity and diversity across all special education monitoring activities. The process is expected to begin in Summer 2021 with a full State Design Team meeting via Zoom (60-90 minutes in length), with smaller group virtual meetings on the topics listed above. The work of the smaller groups, including agendas, facilitation, and length/frequency of the virtual meetings, will be co-designed with members of each individual workgroup. 

Partners will have the opportunity to provide feedback in multiple ways, including attending virtual meetings, phone calls, emails, review of draft documents, local meetings, etc. We welcome additional suggestions for ways to engage partners and the community. 

We recognize that an online survey is just one method to express interest in participating on the State Design Team for your topic(s) of interest. If you or someone you know needs support with language access or a different way to connect, partners are invited to call us at 360-725-6075 or email WISM@k12.wa.us.

If you have any questions about the Special Education State Design Team or this survey, please contact WISM@k12.wa.us for more information.

We look forward to engaging in this partnership with you! 

Sincerely, 

OSPI Special Education Division
 

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7. Which age/grade levels do you support? (check all that apply):  *This question is required.
8. OSPI is committed to including a diverse group of perspectives for this design team, including students and individuals with disabilities, parents and family members, community members and organizations, and educators and practitioners. Please identify your connections to special education (check all that apply): *This question is required.
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9. In which focus area(s)* are you interested in partnering? (check all that apply) *This question is required.
*For an explanation of each of the 17 State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators, click here