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SameGoal unifies K-12 Special Programs into a single, compliant system.


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Special Education link

The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 authorizes formula grants to State Education Agencies (SEAs) and is enforced by the federal Office of Special Programs (OSEP). SEAs translate federal law requirements into forms and state reporting requirements for local education agencies (LEAs) such as districts and charter schools. SEAs monitor LEA compliance and distribute funding.

Estimates show roughly 12% of public school students are enrolled in Special Education programs nationally.
  • Includes all required, model and optional Special Education forms published by your state department of education.
  • "IEP at a Glance" summary may be shared or distributed to general education staff to highlight key portions of each IEP, including goals/objectives, services and testing accommodations.
  • "State Reporting at a Glance" summaries extract and display key state reporting information from IEPs, Evaluations and and other key documents.
  • Flexible progress report options, including graphical progress monitoring charts.
  • Auto-generated "Clipboard Sheets" allow special education teachers to print and chart student progress handily against IEP goals and objectives in the classroom on a daily basis.
  • Prevent staff from marking documents complete if they contain incomplete or noncompliant information using compliance checks.
  • Monitor upcoming parent evaluation and IEP meetings and due dates with reports.
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Section 504 link

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is referred to as Section 504. Section 504 is a federal civil rights law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. Section 504 uses a broader definition of disability than IDEA; therefore, a student that may not qualify for Special Education may still be eligible for Section 504 provisions. Section 504 is enforced by the federal Office of Civil Rights.

Estimates show roughly 1% of public school students are enrolled in Section 504-only programs nationally.
  • Includes all required, model and optional Section 504 forms published by your state department of education. If your state does not publish these, 504 forms developed by or used widely throughout a given region are included.
  • 504 forms typically span all aspects of the 504 process, including referral, parent consent, prior written notice, parent invitation, evaluation, plan, discontinuation, physician forms and more.
  • Add unlimited attachments, including medical information, to any 504 document authored in SameGoal.
  • Students with completed and effective 504 Plans in SameGoal automatically generate a 504 alert in your student information system using SameGoal's alerting integration. This notifies general education staff and when clicked, alerts displays read-only documentation within your student information system.
  • Run reports to monitor upcoming deadlines and key 504 data district-wide.
  • Capture electronic signatures, store documents year-over-year, and cleanup existing, legacy ad-hoc processes around Section 504 compliance.
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Gifted Education link

The current federal definition of gifted and talented is provided in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities. However, no federal law stipulates the provisioning of Gifted Education services and funding. Acccordingly, program requirements and funding are determined at the state or local level.

The Office of Civil Rights estimates 6% of public school students are enrolled in gifted programs.
  • Includes all required, model and optional Gifted Education forms published by your state department of education. If your state does not publish these, Gifted Education forms developed by or used widely throughout a given region are included.
  • Gifted Education forms typically include Written Education Plans, WEP Progress Reports and Written Acceleration Plans.
  • Student identification outcomes and dates may be uploaded to a Gifted Profile for each student. Student test scores and dates may be uploaded to Testing Data for each student.
  • Students with completed and effective Written Education Plans in SameGoal automatically generate a WEP alert in your student information system using SameGoal's alerting integration. This notifies general education staff and when clicked, alert displays read-only documentation within your student information system.
  • Run reports to review key gifted education data district-wide.
  • Capture electronic signatures, store documents year-over-year, and cleanup existing, legacy ad-hoc processes to better serve Gifted Education students district-wide.
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Third Grade Reading Programs link

In 2015, roughly 2 out of 3 fourth graders failed to score proficient in reading.

36 states plus D.C. require a reading assessment in at least PK-3 grade to identify reading deficiencies. 33 states plus D.C. require or recommend districts offer intervention or remediation. In 2018, 16 states plus D.C. require retention of students not reading at proficiency by the end of third grade.

Reading programs to promote proficiency often involve PK through grade 3, with implications for over 30% of students in the district at a given time.
  • Includes all required, model and optional Third Grade Reading forms published by your state department of education. If your state does not publish these, Third Grade Reading forms developed by or used widely throughout a given region are included.
  • Third Grade Reading Program forms typically include a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan with associated progress reporting.
  • Document annual reading assessments for students in K-3 and interventions before third grade.
  • Track student progress over time and provide communication with families.
  • Students with effective Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plans in SameGoal automatically generate a RIMP alert in your student information system using SameGoal's alerting integration. This notifies general education staff and when clicked, alert displays read-only documentation within your student information system.
  • Run reports to review key third grade reading data district-wide, including estimating progress and projecting retention rates.
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English Learner Programs link

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education published a "Dear Colleague" letter outlining the many obligations districts have under federal law, particularly the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974. These requirements include identifying and assessing all potential English Learner (EL) students, providing them with a Language Assistance Program, monitoring and exiting EL students from EL programs and services and ensuring meaningful communication with Limited English Proficient parents.

Yet, at a time when compliants to the Office of Civil Rights and active investigations across states is growing, only a handful of states consider English language acquisition in their statewide accountability systems, leaving local education agencies vulnerable to expensive litigation without robust guidance. About 9 percent of all public school students are English Learners.
  • Includes all required, model and optional English Learner forms published by your state department of education. If your state does not publish these, English Learner forms developed by or used widely throughout a given region are included.
  • English Learner forms typically include Referral and Identification checklists, Home Language Survey, Initial English Language Assessment, Language Acquisition Plan and letters to parents regarding student identification as EL or exiting the EL program.
  • Students with completed and effective Language Acquisition Plans in SameGoal automatically generate an LAP alert in your student information system using SameGoal's alerting integration. This notifies general education staff and when clicked, alert displays read-only documentation within your student information system.
  • Run reports to review key EL program data district-wide.
  • Capture electronic signatures, store documents year-over-year, and institute clear district policies and guidelines around your EL program to avoid OCR compliants and litigation.


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