New Jersey Department of Education

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Special Education

Legal Protections & Responsibilities

Monitoring (Federal & State)

District Specific Monitoring


The New Jersey Department of Education Office of Special Education Program (NJOSEP) conducts a variety of monitoring activities to address the United States Department of Education (USDE) federal priority areas and ensure compliance with IDEA and N.J.A.C. 6A:14.  Activities include data analysis, targeted reviews, focused monitoring activities and consolidated monitoring.    Consolidated monitoring is conducted in collaboration with the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance as part of a comprehensive monitoring activity.  A team of monitors reviews federal programs simultaneously in order to facilitate efficient use of local district staff time and reduce any negative impact on instruction.   Monitors from the NJOSEP monitor compliance with federal and state special education regulations as well as the use of IDEA-B funds.  This allows special education monitors to review how LEAs use their IDEA funds to provide required special education programs and services in accordance with IDEA fiscal requirements.  A report of findings and required corrective action is provided to each LEA following the consolidated monitoring.   All findings of noncompliance must be corrected within one year of identification.   NJOSEP provides training and technical assistance to support LEAs in making long term correction of noncompliance and verifies the completion of all corrective action activities.

For more information about the monitoring process contact Kim Murray, manager of the Bureau of Program Accountability at 609-376-3763  or
Archived Monitoring Reports 2000 – 2011

Consolidated Monitoring Reports

Federal Monitoring

LRE Settlement Agreement

Receiving Schools Special Education Monitoring Reports

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