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Module One: Lesson One

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Continuous Improvement Monitoring

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is required by the U. S. Department of Education to conduct monitoring of the lead agency's system for Part C and the state system for Part B to ensure that programs and activities are in compliance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parts B and C.

In response to the monitoring report completed by OSEP, states are required to develop a State Improvement Plan to address the non-compliant issues identified in the OSEP report. Using a diagnostic model to identify the root cause for each non-compliant issue, priority areas for state improvement planning are identified to develop improvement strategies around the following cluster areas prescribed and monitored by OSEP for IDEA, Part C:

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  • General Supervision
  • Comprehensive Public Awareness and Child Find System
  • Family-Centered Services
  • Early Intervention Services in Natural Environments
  • Early Childhood Transitions

Read Florida's most recent State Monitoring Report. As you can see, the OSEP Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process influences the system design of Early Steps and the role of the lead agency in the overall general supervision of the statewide Early Steps system. As the lead agency, Children's Medical Services must ensure that early intervention services in Florida meet the needs of infants and toddlers and their families appropriately, effectively and in a timely manner as reflected in the General Supervision Responsibilities of Early Steps.


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