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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Improving access to inclusive, equitable, high quality education.
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
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The Santa Clara County Office of
Education (SCCOE) conducted a
study of the continuum of services for
students with disabilities within Santa
Clara County with a view to improving equity and access. This
year-long process sought input from a
variety of partners using metrics
from the California Special Education
Management Information System
(CASEMIS) data, California Longitudinal
Pupil Achievement Data System
(CALPADS), California Dashboard data,
survey data, and qualitative information
from interviews and focus groups.
The study had four components:
The study was informed by the SCCOE
Special Education Task Force which
consisted of partners representing
districts, charter schools, parents,
students, community organizations, and
agencies. The Task Force assisted in the
development of the survey
and met to review the data on the least
restrictive environment for students
with disabilities, discussed the California
Dashboard data, reviewed the survey
and focus group results, and developed
a vision for students with disabilities
throughout Santa Clara County.