ODE Special Education Report Cards Released for 2017-18

ODE Special Education Report Cards Released for 2017-18

Posted on April 18, 2019

To review the Special Education Report Card on our website please click this link: https://lincoln.k12.or.us/our-district/report-cards/

Oregon Department of Education Releases

Special Education Reports to School Districts

 Newport, Or – April 18, 2019 – The Special Education Report provides information on how well a district Special Education program is serving its students and families. The 2017-18 Special Education Report for Lincoln County School District (attached in Spanish and English) shows a graduation rate of 54.2% for students on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), up from 46.6% the previous year. 64.6% of these students are being served in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), up from 63.2%. Other metrics that show improvement include students on IEPs who enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving school (7.9% up from 7.1%), and those enrolled in higher ed or competitively employed within one year of leaving school (57.9% up from 57.1%). In the area of secondary transition, we fell from 87.5% to 28.6%.  For this particular metric, the data indicator includes 8 areas that must ALL be met to achieve compliance.  While a folder being reviewed under this indicator may have had only a single item missing from the 8 that were checked, for the report card this means the folder counts as 0% correct. Two of the seven folders reviewed were at 100% compliance for the 8 areas checked, while the other five folders had at least 1 of 8 areas not in compliance.  This resulted in the 28.6% (2 folders/7 folders= 28.57) overall score.

LCSD offers a continuum of services and placement options for students with special needs. The IEP team, comprising teachers, administrators, and other school personnel, as well as parents or guardians, meets annually to review the IEP and make a plan for students based on their individual needs. The shared team goal is to provide instruction and services targeted at student success in both school and life.

District staff members continue to receive professional development to address compliance issues and improve processes to meet the needs of every child within the LRE, as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). For more information about LCSD Special Education programs, please contact Stefanie Gould, Special Programs Administrator for Special Ed, 504, and TAG, at 541-265-4419.