- Information Line
Do you have a question related to special education?
- Parent Resources
Information about special education for parents and families.
- Procedural Safeguards
Schools must provide notice to parents about the protections and rights for their
children with disabilities.
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2019 Public Reporting Data Available
Michigan's 2019 performance data for students with an individualized education program (IEP) are now available, as required by the IDEA.
These data provide districts and communities an opportunity to see what is working well in special education for children and students from ages 3 through 21, and to identify what aspects need improvement. Reporting areas include Graduation, Dropout, Statewide Assessment, and Parent Involvement.
- Special Education Reevaluation Process
A student's special education needs may change throughout the course of their educational career, and the reevaluation process is developed to assess these evolving needs.
- IDEA Discipline Requirements
IDEA requirements for disciplinary decisions.
- Shortened School Day
As part of the protections afforded under IDEA, students with disabilities have the right to attend school for the same length of time in each school day as non-disabled students. Absent a decision by the IEP team based on a student's unique educational needs, a FAPE includes the right to attend school for the full school day.
- ESSA Requirement of 1% Participation Cap on Alternate Assessment
Information and justification forms.
- Mediation and Dispute Resolution
Find ways for parents and schools to problem solve about special education issues.
Find information about determining a student’s eligibility for special education programs and services.
- Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)
The MARSE are the Michigan rules to follow when implementing special education laws.
Michigan submits a State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) to the U.S. Department of Education each year. The SPP/APR shows Michigan’s progress on each federal special education indicator and outlines the plan for the future.
- Supports for Students With Disabilities
Many offices and organizations outside of the OSE support students with disabilities. Look through the different supports for students with disabilities for help from other sources.
- Michigan Special Education Reference (MI-SER)
The MI-SER is a database of federal and state special education law and policy information and resources.
- Sign-up for Announcement from the OSE
Sign-up to receive email announcements from the OSE.