WI January Updates

On Saturday, January 7th, 2022, an update will be posted to all Wisconsin SpEd Forms sites. This update includes the following changes:

IEP
1. Gender has been removed from the IEP/ISP and their associated validation pages.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3290)
2. Made a change to include finalized ISPs on the I-6.
(Requested by: Sandy Strand, Prescott School District #52344)
3. Objectives that pull from the Goal page have been added to the Interim Review of IEP Goals (I-6).
(Requested by: Lauren Miller, Superior School District #50220)
4. The PLAAFP template option was renamed to “Pick template” for clarity.
(Requested by: Jennifer Davie, Eastern Carver County Schools #48875)
5. If a student has a preferred name listed, it will now appear and print on the IEP Snapshot.
(Requested by: Katie Mikla, Hastings Public Schools #51253)

Evaluation report
1. Made a change to the heading of the consent page of the RE-5 to indicate a reevaluation.
(Requested by: Lauren Miller, Superior School District #52431)

Reports
1. Made a change to allow the deletion of a student from the Duplicate students report if the name contains an apostrophe.
(Requested by: Joan Opitz, Hopkins Public Schools #52205)

WI January Fixes

On Saturday, January 7th, 2022, an update will be posted to all Wisconsin SpEd Forms sites. The update will include the fixes listed below:
IEP
1. Made a change to ensure the goals are included in plan validation, even if the goal page has not been accessed for a plan.
(Requested by: Kelli Rayl, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale #52249)
2. Made a change to the I-4 pages to ensure they save correctly.
(Requested by: Lauren Miller, Superior School District #52285)
3. Removed duplications of goal data on I-6 form.
(Requested by: Andy Cohen, Prescott School District #51003)
4. IEP Progress report graph generating more than the required pages has been fixed.
(Requested by: Christina Welper, Winona Area Public Schools #52279)
5. Made a change to ensure all goals are included on printed and finalized plans.
(Requested by: Jill Wozniak, Central Sands Community High School #52369)
Other Forms
1. Made a change to ensure the personal goal bank works as expected.
(Requested by: Marla Pierskalla, St. Cloud Area School District #52027)

MN January Updates

On Saturday, January 7th, 2023, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. The update will include the changes listed below:

IEP
1. The PLAAFP template option was renamed to “Pick template” for clarity.
(Requested by: Jennifer Davie, Eastern Carver County Schools #48875)
2. If a student has a preferred name listed, it will now appear and print on the IEP Snapshot.
(Requested by: Katie Mikla, Hastings Public Schools #51253)
3. Gender has been removed from the IEP/ISP and their associated validation pages.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3290)

MA
1. Made a change to include notes for each date/time entry on evaluation logs.
(Requested by: Heather Murphy, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale #50624)
2. Made a change so all para role types only have access to the MA dashboard.
(Requested by: Karen Stay, St Cloud Area School District #51376)

ER
1. Updated the wording on the Primary Disability and team membership page.
(Requested by: Amanda Lee, South Washington County Schools #51694)

Other forms and logs
1. The rich text editor has been added to the goal box on the Stand-alone progress report form.
Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka-Hennepin School District #52179)

2.0
1. Visual improvements were made to the Prior Written Notice/Consent, Record of Team Meeting, and Notice of a Team Meeting forms.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3298/#DE-3266/#DE-3265)

System
1. Parents’ spoken language has been added to the parent section of the student setup page.
(Requested by: Jackie Budden, Marshall Public Schools #51954)

MN January Fixes

On Saturday, January 7th, 2023, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. This update includes the following fixes:

IEP
1. Made a change to ensure the personal goal bank works as expected.
(Requested by: Marla Pierskalla, St Cloud Area School District #52027)
2. Made a change to ensure the standards-based needs load as expected.
(Requested by: Carole Pankow, So St Paul Public Schools #52365)
3. Adjusted the print page of the Progress Report.
(Requested by: Christina Welper, Winona Area Public Schools #52279)
4. Made a change to ensure the goals are included in plan validation, even if the goal page has not been accessed for a plan.
(Requested by: Kelli Rayl, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale #52249)

IFSP
1. Made a change to ensure the Progress Report for the IFSP prints as expected.
(Requested by: Rashelle Weicherding, River Bend Education District #52269)

MA
1. Made a change to ensure the MA Billing setup address is being pulled from the Student setup address.
(Requested by: Wanda Lane, Brainerd School District #52442)

Reports
1. A change was made to ensure results were accurate when “No answer” is used in the Admin student search.
(Requested by: Tara Goebel, South Washington County Schools #51870)
2. Made a change to allow the deletion of a student from the Duplicate students report if the name contains an apostrophe.
(Requested by: Joan Opitz, Hopkins Public Schools #52205)

Other forms and logs
1. Made a change to allow the record of a team meeting to finalize correctly.
(Requested by: Dorothy Kerzner, Edina Public Schools #52239)

2.0
1. Ensured the v2 IFSP utilizes the correct services drop down, based on admin preferences.
(Requested by: Nicole Doescher-Train, Hopkins Public Schools #52334)
2. Made a change in v2 to include a message when there are fields with invalid data preventing the creation of an enrollment record.
(Requested by: Kelly Kalis, Albert Lea Area Schools #52315)

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three – How to use SpEd Forms 2.0!

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three - How to use SpEd Forms 2.0!

Happy New Year educators! We hope you had a restful holiday break. Is your resolution to switch to SpEd Forms 2.0? Let us help! Today’s Thursday at Three will go over the basic use and special upgrades that are available with version 2.0. For the meeting link and all upcoming topics, please go to:

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SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three – New Forms!

SpEd Forms: Thursdays at Three - New Forms!

Join us today to check out our two new modules in SpEd Forms! We have revived and are updating our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Forms and added Health Plans. See how these new forms can help your district make communicating about these important topics more streamlined and efficient! We’d love for you to preview the modules and ask any questions you may have. For the updated meeting link and all upcoming topics, please go to:

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MN December Fixes

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. This update includes the following fixes:

IEP
1. Made a change to the MARSS transportation category on the IEP services page when the v1 student setup is saved.
(Requested by: Cheryl Endres, Plainview Elgin Millville Community Schools SR 49764)
2. Corrected a decimal issue and made a change to retain the score of zero when entered on the measure goal tool.
(Requested by: Karen Hemker, Winona Area Public Schools #51872)
3. Updated date on the IEP form menu to match the date in history.
(Requested by: Cheryl Endres, Plainview Elgin Millville Community Schools #52086)
4. Made changes to ensure the Measure goals graph displays as anticipated.
(Requested by: Christina Welper, Winona Area Public Schools #52031)

IFSP
1. Made a change to ensure the IFSP Services appear on the form page as anticipated.
(Requested by: Megan Heller, Southern Plains Education Cooperative #51922)

ISP
1. Made a change to ensure the Individual Services Plan menu displays the finalization date.
(Requested by: Sally Wulf, Westonka Public Schools #52067)

MA
1. Made a change to eliminate an error when older PCA plans are opened.
(Requested by: Heather Murphy, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale ISD #52068)
2. Made a change to ensure the signature date/time stamp is displayed on the PCA plan.
(Requested by: Wanda Lane, Brainerd School District #52032)
3. Made a change to ensure the trip log home page shows a “V” in the validated column once a log has been validated.
(Requested by: Nichol Nenovich, Bloomington Public Schools #51181)

Other forms and logs
1. Made a change to ensure the COSF: EHDI Information page will print and finalize as anticipated.
(Requested by: Ashley Nelson, Moorhead Area Public Schools #52082)
2. Corrected an issue with the District representative field on the Notice of a team meeting form.
(Requested by: Libbey Stettner, BlueSky Online School #DE-3222)
3. Made a change to ensure educators would immediately be able to edit the Stand-alone Progress Report.
(Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka-Hennepin Schools #51997)
4. Made a change to ensure the Evacuation plan would save as expected.
(Requested by: Kori Ryan, Indigo Education #52042)
5. Made a change to ensure the printed and finalized Behavior Support Plan pages are formatted to match the working form pages.
(Requested by: Katie Mikla, Hastings Public Schools #52150)


MTSS
1. Made a change to ensure the MTSS form Problem identification screening summary saves as expected.
(Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka-Hennepin Schools #52007)

2.0
1. Corrected an issue with the transporting district drop down.
(Requested by: Bess Bauman, New Discoveries Montessori Academy #DE-3249)
2. Adjusted v2 activity logs so it will not allow finalization when there is an error about missing data or the group size is 0 or lower.
(Requested by: Karen Stay, St. Cloud Area School District #51878)

System
1. Made a change to ensure student sharing navigates as expected when students are inactivated when there is a profile pre-selected to send inactive students to within the district setup.
(Requested by: Amy Wylde, Southern Minnesota Education Consortium #51955)
2. Made a change to ensure previously uploaded history documents open as anticipated.
(Requested by: Amanda Lee, South Washington County Schools #51968)

MN December Updates

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. The update will include the changes listed below:

IEP
1. The Plan of care (PCA) has been added to the document section at the bottom of the services page.
(Requested by: Nicole Woodward, St. Croix River Education District #51182)
2. The Progress Report has been rearranged to show the most recent notes first.
(Requested by: Ivy Jorgenson, Lake Agassiz Education Cooperative #48913)

MA
1. An MA district preference was added to include the LEA taxonomy code on the 837P and 270 X12 batch files.
(Requested by: Trisha Christopherson, Rochester Public Schools #DE-3156)
2. Made a change to activity logs so a group size error displays Group size instead of child count.
(Requested by: Karen Stay, St. Cloud Area School District #51878)
3. In preparation for PCA supervision documentation, a PCA/QP list has been added to the student MA Forms’ menu.
(Requested by: Kari Saarloos, Anoka-Hennepin School District #DE-1790)

ER
1. Made a change to ensure that a new evaluation template cannot be created while another provider is working on the primary disability and team membership page.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3146)
2. The following tests have been added to the SpEd Forms test library: Connors – 4th Edition Parent and Teacher, Connors – 4th Edition Self Report, Connors Early Childhood, Developmental Profile 4, Developmental Test of Auditory Perception, Feifer Assessment of Mathematics, Feifer Assessment of Reading, Feifer Assessment of Writing, Hodson Assessment of Phonological Patterns – 3rd Edition and Young Children’s Achievement Test – 2nd Edition.
(Requested by: Bonnie Barker, Prescott School District #52183)
Other forms and logs
1. Made a change to ensure that tasks on the student Assessment tracker maintain their completed status when over 90 days old.
(Requested by: Julia Salzman, Rochester Public Schools #52094)
2. Added the newest version of the Procedural Safeguards Notice: Part B per MDE’s update.
(Requested by: Shannon Ritt, Richfield Public Schools #51917)
3. Formatting updates were made to the Special Education data sheet.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3173)
4. Each evacuation scenario must be finalized before a new one can be created.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3180)

Reports
1. Updated the Caseload/access admin report to run offline to ensure large searches return results as anticipated.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3153)
2. “Individualized health plans” and “Emergency care plans” quick reports have been added under GenEd Forms.
(Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka-Hennepin School District #51200)
3. “BIP Behavior Plan dates” and “BSP dates” have been added to the available quick reporting.
(Requested by: Marla Pierskalla, St. Cloud Area School District #51142)
4. MTSS has been added as an option when using the More button in Admin Students.
(Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka-Hennepin School District #50274)
5. School name and ID number will now appear on the downloadable results of the admin Child Count report.
(Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka-Hennepin School District #51631)

2.0
1. A substantial limitation drop down was added within 504 Forms in v2 only.
(Requested by: Krystal DeGraw, Brooklyn Center Community Schools #51137)
2. The out-of-resident district reminder that exists in version 1 has been added to v2.
(Requested by: Tammy Knutson, Elk River Area Schools #48850)
3. “Allow IEP Snapshots to appear in MA Forms SpEd history” has been added as a district preference to allow the snapshot to be viewable on the student’s MA Forms menu for all users. This is a v2 change only.
(Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka-Hennepin School District #50430)

System
1. “Include Page Numbers on Finalized Document” is now turned on by default when finalizing.
(Requested by: Amanda Lee, South Washington County Schools #51925)
2. The system-wide super admin preference regarding ER template ordering has been removed. The district ordering dropdown will remain, giving districts control over their preference. The MDE model order will be the default. This does not affect those using local district templates.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3210)
3. Provider ID has been added to the Educator Profile screen.
(Requested by: Karen Stay, St. Cloud Area School District #47832)
4. Made changes to the setup of admin accounts to ensure they are able to grant permissions appropriately.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3215)
5. Gender is now a dropdown field within student setup to allow custom options to be added. Gender also will no longer be required as part of the IEP/ISP/IFSP validation process.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3221/#DE-3200)

MTSS
1. Updated the MTSS Notice of a Team Meeting’s print page.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3194)

WI December Updates

On Saturday, December 3rd 2022, an update will be posted to all Wisconsin SpEd Forms sites. This update includes the following changes:

IEP
1. Gender is now a dropdown field within student setup to allow custom options to be added. Gender also will no longer be required as part of the IEP/ISP/IFSP validation process.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3221/#DE-3200)

Evaluation report
1. Made a change to ensure that a new evaluation template cannot be created while another provider is working on the cover page.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3146)
2. Made a change to retain the behavioral records check box on the Existing Data Review to Determine if Additional Assessments or Evaluation Materials are Needed (ED-1) after saving.
(Requested by: Lauren Miller, Superior School District #51881)
3. The following tests have been added to the SpEd Forms test library: Connors – 4th Edition Parent and Teacher, Connors – 4th Edition Self Report, Connors Early Childhood, Developmental Profile 4, Developmental Test of Auditory Perception, Feifer Assessment of Mathematics, Feifer Assessment of Reading, Feifer Assessment of Writing, Hodson Assessment of Phonological Patterns – 3rd Edition and Young Children’s Achievement Test – 2nd Edition.
(Requested by: Bonnie Barker, Prescott School District #52183)

Other Forms
1. The Special Education Data Sheet has been updated and unnecessary fields removed.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3173)
2. Red text in V1 that shows the resident district of a student has also been added to V2.
(Requested by: Tammy Knutson, Elk River Area Schools #48850)

Reports
1. “Exempt from import” has been added to Educator list quick reports.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3220)

Setup
1. All student add and student setup accordions have been set to open by default.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3163)
2. Provider ID has been added to the Educator Profile screen.
(Requested by: Karen Stay, St. Cloud Area School District #47832)
3. Made changes to the setup of admin accounts to ensure they are able to grant permissions appropriately.
(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3215)