(March 2016) | Useful to states in assessing their own correctional education systems for juveniles with disabilities, and to Parent Centers involved in juvenile justice issues.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has developed a voluntary State Correctional Education Self-Assessment (SCES) to assist States in self-assessing their systems for providing special education and related services to students with disabilities in correctional facilities. This self-assessment addresses some, but not all, of the requirements of Part B of the IDEA as they apply to States, State educational agencies (SEAs), and public agencies (including local educational agencies (LEAs), and responsible noneducational public agencies) in educating these students.
This self-assessment is organized into three main areas:
- The first area highlights requirements for interagency agreements between SEAs and other public agencies, including responsible noneducational public agencies, involved in the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities in correctional facilities.
- The second area provides a tool to evaluate and track the State’s progress in addressing States’ and SEAs’ responsibilities to students with disabilities in correctional facilities.
- The third area provides a tool to evaluate and track how the IDEA requirements are being addressed by public agencies in your State, including LEAs, and correctional facilities that operate as LEAs, and noneducational public agencies that are responsible for providing education to students with disabilities in correctional facilities.
For more information about the SCES and to view the assessment:
Note: The State Correctional Education Self-Assessment (SCES) and accompanying letter to SEA directors supplement and build upon the resources in the Correctional Education in Juvenile Justice Facilities package previously issued (and available in the Hub), at: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/correctional-education-in-juvenile-justice-facilities/