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General Supervision and Monitoring

COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Standard Record Reviews (SRR) 2021-2022

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) recognizes that educators, students, and families continue to face unprecedented circumstances and challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, however, the U.S. Department of Education has not granted waivers related to the monitoring of the compliance of IEPs, and we must therefore proceed with the annual IEP review process for SY2022-23. Historically, AUs reviewed IEPs that amount to 3% of the December count IEP enrollment with a minimum cap of 10 and the maximum cap of 50. In SY2020-21, the maximum cap was reduced to 30 to reduce the burden on AUs during this time. CDE will use this reduced sampling amount once again for the upcoming school year’s reviews.  AUs must complete IEP file reviews for all age groups by May 1, 2023. Details of the number of reviews required in each age category and directions for completing the reviews can be found in a document labeled, “2022-23 IEP Record Reviews Letter” in the Document section in the Data Management System (DMS). Failure to complete your AU’s required number of reviews on time may impact your Spring 2024 AU Determination.

Staff Approval Matrix (SAM)

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