The Regional Service Network is an alliance of Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) special educators to promote continuous school improvement to support full educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
The statewide RSN grant project is a vehicle through which the Department of Public Instruction (WDPI) improves the outcomes for students with disabilities through leadership, communication and professional development. The RSNs role is to support the work of the special Education Team by providing ongoing and systematic communication and regional technical support to the local education agencies (LEAs) in each CESA in the areas of compliance with special education law, improving LEA performance on the State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators and other special education initiatives.
Goal 1: The RSN will provide leadership and technical assistance services to all LEAs within the CESA region in meeting the state and federal requirements associated with the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities.
Goal 2: The RSN will assist the LEA improve their performance and its impact on Wisconsin's data on the State Performance Plan (SPP) following the Wisconsin Personnel Development Model (WPDM) as well as provide professional development activities for DPI special education initiatives.
Goal 3: The RSN will provide regular ongoing communication from DPI to all LEA special education leadership through phone, emails, and meetings.
State Initiatives: The Statewide RSN Network Supports Wisconsin 's Systems Change Initiatives
- WI Assistive Technology Loan Center (ATLC)
- WI Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI)
- WI State Transition Initiative (WSTI)
- Culturally Responsive Education for All: Training and Enhancement (CREATE)
- Secondary Transition/Post-School Outcomes
- Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
- WI Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS)
- Early Childhood Regional Projects
- Professional Development Model
- WI Response to Intervention (RtI) Center
The RSN Sponsors a variety of professional development activities throughout the school year. Each CESA RSN works with the WDPI and local districts to design professional development opportunities utilizing research-based practices, the Wisconsin Professional Development Model, focused on the SPP and designed to meet regional needs.
State Performance Plan
The State Performance Plan (SPP) represents the DPI's plan for improving outcomes of students with disabilities in Wisconsin.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 requires DPI to have in place a SPP that evaluates the State's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA and describes how the State will improve performance. As part of the SPP, DPI, with stakeholder input, set measurable and rigorous targets for the twenty indicators established by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Using the indicators and targets, DPI will measure and report on the State's progress in an Annual Performance Report (APR). DPI along with the RSN will focus its work on activities related to the indicators to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
State Performance Indicators
- Graduation Rates
- Dropout Rates
- Statewide Assessment-Participation/Performance
- Suspension/Expulsion Rates
- Environment (Ages 6-21)
- Preschool Settings
- Preschool Outcomes
- Parent Involvement/Satisfaction
- Disproportionate Representation in Special Education
- Disproportionate Representation by Disability
- Timely Evaluations
- Early Childhood Transition Part C to Part B
- Secondary Transition Goals
- Post-High School Outcomes
- Corrected Noncompliance
- Resolved Complaints
- Due Process Timelines
- Resolution Sessions
- Timely and Accurate Data
Regional Service Network is funded under a grant from the Department of Education, CFDA (84.027), through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI).
For more information contact:
Special Education/RSN Director
(608) 786-4842; Toll Free (800) 514-3075
(608) 786-4832; Toll Free (800) 514-3075
FAX (608) 786-4801