The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for children, and youth with disabilities.
COVID-19 Resource Hub for Supporting Students with Disabilities
On Saturday 3/21/2020, OSERS and OCR released a Supplemental Fact Sheet on Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities and informed stakeholders that NCSI would be a source of technical assistance (TA) for implementing IDEA Part B. We are mobilizing quickly to meet this charge.
Two immediate sets of resources are available here:
Additional resources and further curation are coming soon. Please check back for emerging information.
You can submit questions or suggestions through this COVID-19 Information Request Form. If you have questions related to legal requirements for providing special education services to students with disabilities, please send your question to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org and officials from the U.S. Department of Education will respond.
NCSI by the Numbers
Since 2014, NCSI has engaged with States to provide technical assistance, coaching, and products to support their improvement towards Results-Driven Accountability. View the PDF (3MB)
of 116 states receive targeted or intensive TA from NCSI
of Part B states engaged in Cross-State Learning Collaboratives
TA requests addressed
resources accessed from the NCSI website
“The impact has been pretty dramatic. We’ve been able to redesign our general supervision and monitoring process, as well as our visits, based on our interaction with other states that typically occurs as part of NCSI. That has been hugely beneficial.” — Part B State Staff