The ESS Data Management team is responsible for the collection, review, validation, verification, and analysis of Special Education Data in Arizona, as required under Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
ESS Data Management Introduction to Data Management FY23 Overview Video FY23 Overview Slides FY23 Checklist FY23 Data Reporting Updates Glossary of Acronyms and Terms Resources
Browse other data-related resources to learn more about record retention, IDEA data collection requirements, and data quality tips for school personnel.
Flowchart for Determining the Home School District Annual Reports to Congress FAQ: Records Retention The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) General Records Retention Schedule for Schools Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Section 618 The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IDEA Data Center Joint Guidance on FERPA and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) U.S. Department of Education Important Links Training Opportunities
Special Education Data Updates Webinars:
Join us to discuss a variety of ESS Data Topics, Updates, and Live Q&A.
These webinars will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2:00–3:00 p.m. (subject to change). Registration for each webinar is sent two weeks prior via our
ESS Data Management Alerts.
The next webinar is scheduled for 01/18/23. Please
email ESS Data Management with any questions regarding registration. Special Education Data Updates Webinar Recordings Historical Data
This section contains historical and trend data on special education student population with breakouts by public education agency (PEA), county, disability, ethnicity/race, gender, grade, age, and placement (LRE) based on the October 1 Federal Special Education Child Count.
October 1 Child Counts - State of Arizona Special Education October 1 child counts FY22 PEA SPED Child Count Totals - State of Arizona Special Education child counts by school districts only (with geographic boundaries) used for comparing student counts between districts
To access federally reported special education data, please see the following web links: