Over the fall, Wisconsin districts have become more familiar with updates to model Special Education forms published by DPI. Below are a handful of updates to these forms put in place to address district feedback, and streamline form use.
The "Reporting Id" field for each student now copies into documents automatically as the student "WISEid", in order to save time and reduce errors. The "Reporting Id" field for each student is commonly populated automatically via nightly student information system (SIS) integration, and can be seen by visiting the "Details" tab for any student. The "WISEid" field now automatically populated from "Reporting Id" is found in the following forms:
The 05/2016 revision of IEP Form I-5 requires document authors to review previous IEP goals and progress. Three insert buttons have been added to the I-5 which automatically insert all goals and objectives from any of the following most recent, complete documents. Both the I-6 (05/2016) and Progress Report (05/2016) are current forms of progress reporting districts may use. Progress Report (10/06) was recently deprecated.
Three insert buttons rather than one are used to provide the most opportunities for the user to insert goals and objectives automatically, providing workarounds for recent forms changes and district form preferences.
When goals and objectives are inserted, the user should verify they represent the most current information. Goals/objectives that need not be reported on in I-5 (eg all goals were met, or only one not met) may be deleted after insertion.
Form "[I-6] Interim Review of IEP Goals" was published by DPI in 05/2016 as a means of documenting progress information. This form may be used as an alternative to the prior existing grid Progress Report (05/2016) form in the application. To increase the usability of I-6, the following have been added:
1. Insert buttons. Two insert buttons have been added to the I-6 which allow the user to insert all goals and objectives from any of the following most recent, complete:
Two insert buttons rather than one are used to provide the most opportunities for the user to insert goals and objectives automatically, providing workarounds for recent forms changes. When goals and objectives are inserted, the user should verify they represent the most current information.
2. Reviews. A repeated "Review" button has been added to each goal and objective in the I-6. This gives users an easy, flexible way to add interim reviews for each goal/objective without needing to create a whole new I-6 each time. It also displays progress information in a grid-like fashion for easy historical scanning.
This new report shows primary and secondary disability information, as well as Special Ed Setting, as documented in the IEP cover page. This report is in addition to the prior existing "Educational Environment Codes Report", which shows Special Ed Setting information from form "[EE-1] Data Worksheet for Determining Environment Codes".