Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Special Education Programs: Guidance on Reporting Cycle 4 Data Requirements

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Learning Services
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IDEA 20 U.S.C. ยง 1400 et seq.
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND)

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School districts, educational cooperatives, open-enrollment charter schools, and state-operated educational programs are reminded of the importance of the upcoming Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) Cycle 4 data submission requirements for special education child count and special education personnel.  APSCN Cycle 4 closes on December 15. The Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit must report the data to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by April 1, 2020. To assist special education programs in reporting the December 1 child count and personnel data accurately, a series of Web conferences, as outlined below, will be held.


A Web conference workshop on special education reporting via eSchool and MySped Resource for Cycle 4 fiscal year 2019-2020 will be conducted in repeated sessions.  Please note the dates and times below. Each session will last approximately one hour and pre-registration is required. To register for a Web teleconference go to:


  • School Age Sessions (School Districts and Open Enrollment Charter Schools):
    • November 12, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
    • November 15, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • State Agencies with Special Education Programs:
    • November 13, 2:00 p.m.
  • Early Childhood (Educational Cooperatives and Districts) Sessions:
    • November 14, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
These Webinars will be using ZOOM web conferencing system.  See the attached instructions for joining a Zoom session.  Please call 501-683-7219 for assistance.


In addition, to ensure the highest accuracy in data reporting to OSEP, the Special Education Unit provides districts an opportunity to review the December 1 child count and personnel data collected. Local educational agencies can review and modify the special education child count and personnel data through the MySped Resource located at The review period in MySped Resource will be available January 2-31, 2020.

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