The Indiana Department of Education’s Office of Student Support and Accessibility (OSSA) was created in direct response to the academic impact caused by the global pandemic. Across Indiana, we know that racially and ethnically diverse, low-income, special education, and English learner students have experienced these impacts at higher rates than their peers. Alongside our local partners, we are committed to improving outcomes for students by providing research-based resources, workshops, and technical assistance.
OSSA currently consists of three focus areas, English learners and migrant education, special education, and overall technical support. Additional information regarding our work in each of these areas can be found below.
NEW! Requesting Technical Assistance
To ensure we are most effectively and efficiently responding to the needs of our local educational agencies (LEAs), you may now request technical assistance directly from IDOE. This is an opportunity for LEAs to voluntarily request targeted support with a development need or problem.
LEAs may request varying levels of technical assistance for the purpose of improving outcomes for students in one or more of the areas identified below.
- Universal, General
- Targeted, Specialized
- Intensive, Sustained
- Intensive, Longstanding
In addition to the ability for LEAs to voluntarily request technical assistance, IDOE may also require some LEAs to engage in technical assistance under certain circumstances. This identification can be based on the following, but is not limited to, areas of noncompliance (singular or ongoing), student outcomes data, service provision, and program effectiveness. IDOE will identify LEAs and, in some cases, identify areas of need for technical assistance.
Click here to submit a technical assistance request form!
For additional information and resources regarding the areas listed above, please visit our communities on Moodle:
English Learners and Migrant Education Community (requires a Moodle account for access)
Office of Special Education Community (requires a Moodle account for access) All special education directors, teachers, and related personnel should enroll in the Office of Special Education Moodle Community in order to ensure access to important updates and information. If you need the enrollment key or have other questions, please contact email@example.com.
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