(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall annually:

(a) collect and report valid and reliable data consistent with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations at 34 CFR 300.601 through 300.602 and 34 CFR 300.640 through 300.646;

(b) publicly report data as required under the IDEA in a manner that does not result in disclosure of data identifiable to individual children and consistent with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); and

(c) conduct validation checks and an analysis of data submitted by the local educational agencies to ensure validity as well as to determine if local educational agencies met performance targets established in the State Performance Plan.

(2) The local educational agency shall annually:

(a) electronically report required data to the Superintendent of Public Instruction using electronic data collection and management systems in accordance with established instructions and timelines;

(b) ensure data collected and reported is valid and accurate; and

(c) review performance data relative to state performance targets in the State Performance Plan for purposes of identifying areas in need of improvement.


History: 20-7-402, MCA; IMP, 20-7-403, MCA; NEW, 2007 MAR p. 678, Eff. 5/25/07.