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                               Connecticut Special Education Data System (CT-SEDS)

     

    April 27, 2022

     

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The Department of Student Services would like to make our families aware that beginning July 1, 2022, the Connecticut State Department of Education will be launching a Statewide, web-based special education data management system called CT-SEDS. CT-SEDS is an online management system for all Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and 504 documents. The use of the CT-SEDS platform will be mandatory for all CT school districts beginning July 1, 2022.

    The State is moving to CT-SEDS for three reasons:

    1. To ensure that all districts across the State of CT are utilizing the same IEP/504 platform.
    2. To streamline the appearance of IEP/504 documents in order to make them more reader/user-friendly.
    3. To continually improve the quality of IEP/504 plans for all students.

    What’s New: The Parent Portal:The new CT SEDs System will include a parent portal for families to access their student’s IEP and other important information, as well as several language translations for PPT invitations and IEP documents to ensure that parents receive information in their native language.  The (10) languages available for translation include: Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Creole-Haitian, Mandarin, Albanian, Polish, Urdu, Bengali, & Vietnamese.

    The IEP Layout:The layout of the current individualized education plan (IEP) will also change. The new layout of the IEP is designed to be more user-friendly and easy to follow. 

    The most important thing to take away from these changes are that they will NOT impact your child’s special education programming. Parents and students do not have to take any action at this time. The Department of Student Services will provide information as it is received.

    In the 2022-2023 academic year, if your child’s current IEP/504 is being created, reviewed, or revised, it will be completed in the new CT-SEDS platform. As usual, the Department of Student Services will contact families when they are scheduled for their next PPT/504 meeting.

    Staff Training:

    1. Special education staff are receiving training in best practices for writing high quality IEPs through the CSDE.
    2. Special education staff and administrators will receive training on the CT- SEDS platform.

     

    Sincerely,

    Barbara McLean
    Director of Student Services

     

     

Last Modified on April 27, 2022