Skip Navigation LinksPDE > K-12 > Gifted Education > Gifted Cyclical Monitoring Reports

Gifted Cyclical Monitoring Reports

Each year the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) monitors at least ten school districts in the state to ensure that they are complying with state gifted education regulations. Monitoring is conducted onsite by a team of trained personnel. Following the onsite monitoring, the BSE sends a report of findings to the school district. If noncompliance has been found, the corrective actions must be completed. The BSE works with the local program to ensure that resources are in place to assist the local education agency, and verifies completion of all corrective action and improvement plans.

The major components of cyclical monitoring are as follows:

Gifted Facilitated Self Assessment - to evaluate the school district’s compliance with required policies and procedures and assess program outcomes.

Parent and Teacher Interviews - to determine how the school district involves parents and professionals in required processes, e.g. development of Gifted Individualized Plans (GIEPs), and assess whether effective programs and training are being provided.

File Reviews - to ensure compliance with requirements for evaluation, GIEPs, placement, and procedural safeguards.

The monitoring document is reviewed and revised annually as needed.

Cyclical Monitoring Reports and Other Documents
The documents posted on this website are the cover letter sent with the monitoring report to the superintendent, an Executive Summary that describes overall findings, the Initial Corrective Action that includes detailed findings by topical areas, and a Final Corrective Action that includes the dates that corrective actions, if any, must be completed by. When all corrective action is completed by the school district, the BSE issues a closure letter; if applicable, that letter is also posted here.

Search Cyclical Monitoring Reports and Other Documents

For additional information, please contact:
Don Dolbin
Telephone:  717-783-6879
Email:  ddolbin@pa.gov