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  • Use a variety of methods and activities including on-site monitoring, state database, self-assessment, complaints, etc. to identify both state and local level issues with performance and implementation of IDEA
  • To be effective and manageable, the methods and activities to identify issues should:
    • be integrated with each other
    • not duplicate effort
    • respond to what is needed to meet requirements (State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR), related requirements, state requirements) and support quality
    • limit the amount of data collected/analyzed
    • be based on the capacity of the state to carry out the activities
  • For noncompliance, determine if verification of data is needed before determining if the issue is noncompliance and/or if noncompliance has been corrected prior to issuing written notification of a finding