Coordinated Early Intervening Services: WISEdata
Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) are intended for students who have not been identified as students with disabilities under IDEA and who do not yet have an IEP but who are determined to need additional academic and behavioral supports to succeed in general education. Coordinated Early Intervening Services may be used for students in kindergarten through grade 12, with a particular emphasis on students in kindergarten through grade three.
If a student is submitted to WISEdata with a program association, the student will be marked as Yes for coordinated early intervening services. If no program association is submitted, then this data element will remain a No. Depending on your SIS setup, you may or may not need to enter specific values for this information, but for WISEdata purposes, the value originates from the program association at the student level.
For WISEdata records, Coordinated Early Intervening Services will be required for districts identified as having significant disproportionality and districts requesting to use funding for CEIS.
USES: The implementing regulations to IDEA require, in 34 CFR §300.226(d), each LEA that implements CEIS to report to the State on the number of children who received CEIS and the number of those children who subsequently received special education and related services under Part B during the preceding two-year period (i.e., the two years after the child has received CEIS). (71 FR 46540, 46628, Aug. 14, 2006).
FAQs, Details, and Points to Note
- May a district elect to provide Coordinated Early Intervening Services?
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) contains a provision, 20 U.S.C. 1413 (f), which permits local educational agencies (LEAs) to use up to 15 percent of their Part B funds for any fiscal year to develop and implement coordinated early intervening services (CEIS). This provision became effective July 1, 2005.
- Must a district identified as having significant disproportionality spend the entire 15 percent on CEIS activities?
- Yes. In the case of determination of significant disproportionality with respect to the identification of children as children with disabilities, the placement in particular educational settings of such children, or disciplinary actions, the SEA must require the LEA to reserve the maximum amount (15 percent) it receives under Part B of IDEA to provide comprehensive coordinated early intervening services (CEIS) to serve children who have not been identified as children with disabilities in the LEA, particularly, but not exclusively, children in those groups who were significantly over-identified [34 CFR §300.646(b)(2)].
- The Department interprets the phrase “reserve the maximum amount of funds” as meaning to use the funds for early intervening services. The statute does not authorize LEAs to use these funds for any other purpose. It is important to note that the obligation to use 15 percent of the LEA’s IDEA funds for CEIS is triggered solely on a determination of significant disproportionality. In other words, the obligation to reserve funds for CEIS occurs independently of any analysis of whether or not that disproportionality is the result of inappropriate identification.
- Validation Rules: There are no CEIS-specific validation rules that run in WISEdata beyond ones that tie to program association basics, such as begin and end date. The CEIS team at DPI will connect with your school regarding errors or inconsistencies in your CEIS data.
- Special Education CEIS
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
- Title 34, Parts 300 and 301 (IDEA regulations)
- U.S. Dept of Education Guidance on CEIS