The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires each state to report to the public on state-level data and individual school division-level data and to report on whether the state and the divisions met state targets described in the state’s special education State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). School districts are required to submit information and data for reporting, monitoring and compliance purposes.
The following are the forms that the Maine Department of Education Special Services team requires, forms that are for local use as required and forms for local use that are optional.
The Maine State Required Forms Procedural Manual. (DOC, read-only updated 12/19/2018) The Department, in collaboration with a group of special education administrators, developed this manual as a resource for educators looking for guidance in the proper use and interpretation of the Maine state required forms. Currently containing sections covering the IEP, Written Notice, Summary of Performance and Form for the Determination of Adverse Effect on Educational Performance, the Manual, when completed, will include a section for each of the required forms.
Recently Changed Forms:
NEW - IEP form for January 1, 2019 implementation.
The Written Notice includes an updated phone number for Southern Maine Parent Awareness which is listed in the resources for parents to contact in receiving assistance in understanding or obtaining the procedural safeguards.
The optional Seven-Day Waiver form was updated to include language to clarify that a description of proposals or refusals should be documented, not just proposals by the SAU.
The Speech/Language – Teacher Input forms were updated to include the same header as the other state forms. These forms include teacher input for: Voice, Language, Functional Communication, Fluency, and Articulation. These forms are considered optional and are not required in the initial or re-evaluation of a child suspected of having a Speech or Language Impairment.
The Referral for Special Education Services form is now available. This form provides an opportunity for the referring party to document academic and functional strengths and weaknesses of the child, relevant local and state assessment data, and attempted interventions. This form is considered optional and is not required in the referral of a child suspected of having deficits to the degree that requires special education services.
Special Education Forms:
- 7 Day Waiver
- Advance Written Notice of IEP
- Adverse Effect
- Excusal when area IS discussed
- Excusal when area IS NOT discussed
- Parental Consent for Evaluation
- Parental Consent for Outside Agencies
- Referral for Special Education Services
- Revocation of Parental Consent for Special Education Programs or Services
- Specific Learning Disability Eligibility Form
- Speech or Language Impairment Eligibility Form
- Summary of Performance
- Teacher Input – Articulation
- Teacher Input – Fluency
- Teacher Input – Functional Communication
- Teacher Input – Language
- Teacher Input – Voice
- Written Notice