December Count

The Special Education December Count collection is an annual count of Eligible Students Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as of December 1st used to generate federal funding to provide specialized student services. Special Education December Staff Data is also required to obtain actual data on special education staff employed by administrative units on December 1st of each year so that appropriate licensure and endorsement of staff can be verified; and reports can be made to the State Legislature, Federal government, local administrative units, and the public.

2016-2017 Resources
2016-17 December Count and Human Resources Training [slides] [webinar]
Steps for Completing the December Count Data Collection [pdf]
16-17 Participation File Layout and Definitions (with CSI Updates!) [pdf]
Special Education Coding Scenarios (for Participation file) [xlxs]

Alpine Achievement Resources
1. Steps for Using Alpine Achievement to Extract the Child and Participation files - 16/17 version [pdf] [webinar]
 2. Alpine December Count Webinar #1 [pdf]
[permissions, tool setup and overview, extracting Child & Participation Files]
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 3. Alpine December Count Webinar #2 [pdf]
[using the tool to clear errors]
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2015-2016 Resources
CSI 15-16 December Count Webinar [webinar] [pdf]
CDE Special Education File Layout & Definitions