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​Support Available

Districts that meet requirements or need assistance and have no findings of noncompliance, with no formal follow up actions related to their LEA Determination. Universal (Tier 1) supports and technical assistance resources are available to districts for optional use.


Districts with open findings of noncompliance (and corresponding scores of zero on the Illinois Special Education Accountability and Support System Risk Assessment Scoring Rubric) must complete the corrective action plan process for the identified indicator(s).


Universal supports include information and technical assistance resources that are made available to all districts for their optional use.

  • Self-assessment (Critical Components Tool for Special Education Programs)
  • Online catalog of supports/resources (i.e. support projects, webinars, FAQ, Q&A, and other guidance documents)

Improvement Planning for Special Education

​Critical Components Tool for Special Education Programs is a tool to be used by special education administrators to enhance and improve special education programming through the utilization of a program improvement process. In order to support school districts who want to review the provision of special education programs and services. This effort is led by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) at Illinois State University and supported by the Illinois State Board of Education.​

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