Data Collection & ReportingSearchable databases and software for reporting and retrieving special education related information.
California Special Education Reference
- California Special Education Reference (CASER)
A word-searchable database of special education-related state and federal statutes and regulations, federal guidance documents, and editions of the Federal Register.
- Guidance for Local Educational Agency Onsite Visit to Nonpublic, Nonsectarian Schools (Added 30-Jun-2020)
Pursuant to AB 1172, effective January 1, 2020, the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to create and publish criteria for reporting onsite visit findings resulting from monitoring visits to nonpublic, nonsectarian schools, on or before June 30, 2020.
- Nonpublic Schools and Agencies Certification Data Worksheet (XLSX; Updated 27-Apr-2023)
The Nonpublic Schools and Agencies (NPS/As) spreadsheet contains certification information regarding all of the NPS/As currently certified by the California Department of Education.This spreadsheet is updated quarterly.
- Nonpublic Schools/Agencies Certification Applications (Updated 27-Jan-2023)
New process for submitting Nonpublic, Nonsectarian School/Agency Certification Applications.
- Out-of-State Nonpublic Agency Certification Requirements (Posted 19-Mar-2019)
March 15, 2019, letter to Special Education Directors and Select Nonpublic Agency Administrators
- Nonpublic Schools/Agencies Out-of-State Placement (Updated 29-Jun-2017)
Reporting requirements for out-of-state nonpublic, nonsectarian school and agency placement.
- Nonpublic Schools/Agencies Legal Advisory
Waivers and Retroactive Reimbursement to Parents who have made Unilateral Placements in an NPS/A prior to July 1, 1998 or, on or after July 1, 1998.
- For waiver requests under the jurisdiction of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as referenced above, please see the Submit a Waiver Request web page for more information, and the Attachment for Waivers web page regarding required attachments.
Special Education Local Plans
- Required components to comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2004, accompanying regulations, and the California Education Code (Updated 27-Jan-2023)
California Administrative Hearings Database
- Office of Administrative Hearings, Special Education Unit
- Special Education Forms Mediation ONLY Request Form, Mediation and Due Process Hearing Request Form including translations in Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, and Vietnamese, and Transcript Request Form
- Special Education Administrative Hearing Decisions (SEAHD) 1993-2005 (Posted 14-Sep-2012)
Contains the Special Education Hearing Offices (SEHO) administrative hearing decisions from 1993 to 2005.
Special Education Enrollment Data
- Annual Performance Report Measures (Updated 26-Aug-2022)
Short summaries of special education program and student outcome data for California LEAs.
Reports for accountability, enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollments, staffing, English Learners, and test data.
Provides statistics and information on a variety of subjects concerning education in California.
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 27, 2023
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