Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities

Federal Resources for Personnel Development Grantees

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Informational meeting for applicants

84.325A: National Center for Improving Teacher and Leader Performance to Better Serve Children with Disabilities

Friday, June 2, 2017

84.325B: Early Childhood Personnel Center FY 2017 Grant Competition

Friday, May 5, 2017

 

Webinar for Grant Competition

OSEP Webinar for the FY 2017 - 325K Grant Competition

This webinar focused on Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children with Disabilities who have High-Intensity Needs (84.325K).   

During this event OSEP discussed several items including: Purpose of the webinar, Overview of application package, Discuss the Dear Colleague Letter, Discuss the Notice Inviting Applications, Review the Application Requirements, Discuss the Selection Criteria, and responded to questions. Several resources are available including the PowerPoint (Posted 02.02.2017)

 

2018 Annual Performance Report

Fiscal Year 2018: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (CFDA 84.325).

This is the Grant Performance Report for Continuation Funding. For specific guidance on how to write and report data on your program and project measures, please contact your Project Officer.

 

Annual Performance Report Webinar Resources

 

325 D Resources

 

325 K Resources

 

Resources

Evaluating Special Education Preservice Programs: Resource Toolkit

This Toolkit was designed to provide evaluation resources for grantees of OSEP's Personnel Development Program, but it contains useful information for other grantees as well. The Toolkit is not intended to provide a lengthy discussion of every aspect of project evaluation. Rather, it is designed to highlight important issues to consider when planning and conducting a PDP project evaluation—with a specific focus on summative evaluation—and to offer a variety of resources related to evaluation, including sample templates and forms, links to professional standards and other educator resources, and recommended readings on research and evaluation. 

 

OSEP Performance Measures

Under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the Department of Education has established a set of performance measures that are designed to yield information on various aspects of the effectiveness and quality of the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program.

The performance measures for the Personnel Development Program are:

  • Measure 1: The percentage of preparation programs that incorporate scientifically or evidence-based practices into their curricula.
  • Measure 2: The percentage of scholars completing preparation programs who are knowledgeable and skilled in evidence-based practices for children with disabilities.
  • Measure 3: The percentage of scholars who exit preparation programs prior to completion due to poor academic performance.
  • Measure 4: The percentage of scholars completing preparation programs who are working in the area(s) in which they were prepared upon program completion.
  • Measure 5: The Federal cost per scholar who completed the preparation program.

In addition, the Department gathers information on the following pilot outcome measures:

  • Outcome Measure 1: The percentage of scholars who completed the preparation program and are employed in high-need districts.
  • Outcome Measure 2: The percentage of scholars who completed the preparation program and are employed in the field of special education for at least two years.
  • Outcome Measure 3: The percentage of scholars who completed the preparation program and are rated effective by their employers.

Data that grantees, scholars and employers submit through the Data Collection System are used to report on Measures 2 through 5 and the three outcome measures.

Tools for Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education, is pleased to present new community of practice collaboration pages to support grantees in collaborating with one another and seeking input from stakeholders. These collaboration spaces allow its members to work together to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.  They have been designed to give stakeholders a place to work together to solve complicated issues, facilitate informal knowledge sharing, exchange thoughts and ideas, and share resources, while also providing a place for collaborative creation of new knowledge. By linking to the following page you will be entering an external website. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is not responsible for the site’s content. http://collab.osepideasthatwork.org/