Early Learning Assessments for students with disabilities
All Principals, Assistant Principals and IEP Chairs | Deadline: May 15, June 20Please be sure your IEP Chairs and school-based Early Learning Stakeholders are aware of the upcoming deadlines for MSDE’s Early Learning Assessments for students with IEPs. Because MSDE is gradually replacing their ECAS Work Sampling System with the COS (Child Outcome Summary), we are in a period where both are still due. Which one is completed depends on when the student initiated IEP services.
ECAS exit data: Due by May 15th for current K students who received their initial IEP before 7/1/2015. This ECAS work sampling is not embedded in MDOnline but can be accessed through http://mdecas.org.
The COS is embedded into MDOnline. Meetings can be scheduled in May and June but the scheduled date must be at least 6 months from the date of the initial IEP. Because of this 6 month rule, you are exempt from providing exit COS on pre-k students whose initial IEP was after 12/22/2015.
COS exit scores: Due by June 20th for current PreK students who received t their first IEP on or after 7/1/15.
For more information, please contact Jessica Henkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)