Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) Reports

OSEP monitors all IDEA Part C and B programs through its Differentiated Monitoring and Support 2.0 system (DMS.2.0). OSEP differentiates its approach for each state based on the state's unique strengths, progress, challenges, and needs. DMS 2.0 is a cyclical monitoring process that focuses on states’1 general supervision systems. OSEP will continue to provide support and technical assistance that is differentiated based on each state’s needs. 

General supervision encompasses each state’s responsibility to ensure that the state and its subgrantees and contractors meet the requirements of IDEA which includes: 

  • Improving educational results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities, and early intervention results and functional outcomes for all infants and toddlers with disabilities; and 

  • Ensuring that public agencies meet the program requirements under Parts B and C of IDEA, with a particular emphasis on those requirements that are most closely related to improving early intervention results for infants and toddlers with disabilities and educational results for children and youth with disabilities. 

As outlined in the DMS Framework, OSEP will examine the state’s policies and procedures and state-level implementation of these policies and procedures regarding the following components of general supervision: 

  • Monitoring and Improvement 

  • Data, including the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) 

  • Fiscal Management 

  • Dispute Resolution 

In addition to the core general supervision monitoring components, OSEP will focus on select topics or additional areas, based on the results of OSEP’s review of publicly available and state provided information, protocol analysis and local and stakeholder interviews.  

Contact

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs
Monitoring and State Improvement Planning Division
550 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20202-2600


1 The state educational agency (SEA) is responsible for implementing Part B of the IDEA and the state lead agency (SLA) is responsible for implementing Part C of the IDEA in the state. Both the SEA and SLA respectively must exercise general supervision over the programs and activities used to implement IDEA requirements in the state (regardless of whether Federal IDEA funds are provided to such programs and activities). 20 U.S.C. Sections 1416(a)(3), 1435(a)(10)1437(a)(1) and 1442, and 34 C.F.R. §§ 303.120(a) and 303.700(b) for IDEA Part C. 20 U.S.C. Sections 1412(a)(11) and 1416(a)(3) and 34 C.F.R. §§ 300.149 and 300.600 for IDEA Part B.


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Please note: These on-line versions of states' most recent DMS reports are considered unofficial reference copies. For "official" hard copy versions of these online DMS reports, you may contact the address/phone listed above.



Part B Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) Reports

Alaska

DMS Monitoring Report of Sep. 25, 2023
PDF (568KB)


American Samoa

OSEP and OESE Fiscal Monitoring Report of April 2, 2024
PDF (287KB)


Arizona

DMS Monitoring Report of Sep. 11, 2020
PDF (308KB)

DMS Corrective Action Plan of Feb, 14, 2022
PDF (379KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Mar, 1, 2023
PDF (1.1 MB)

 

DMS Letter of July 3, 2018
PDF (289KB)

DMS Visit Summary—SSIP
PDF (184KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (113KB)

LEA Allocations
PDF (250KB)

DMS Notice
PDF (255KB)

 

DMS Letter of May 5, 2016
PDF (40KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (111KB)


Arkansas

DMS Monitoring Report of September 28, 2023
PDF (468KB)

DMS Status Letter of March 21, 2024
PDF (433KB)


Bureau of Indian Education

DMS Monitoring Report of Oct. 23, 2019
PDF (946KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Sep. 8, 2021
PDF (221KB)

DMS Summary Chart of Sep. 8, 2021
PDF (254KB)

 


California

DMS Letter of Nov. 22, 2017
PDF (208KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (89KB)


District of Columbia

DMS Monitoring Report of Jan. 15, 2021
PDF (552KB)


Florida

DMS Monitoring Report of Dec. 18, 2020
PDF (633KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Mar. 2, 2023
PDF (428KB)


Hawaii

DMS Monitoring Report of Sept. 11, 2019
PDF (502KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of July 20, 2020
PDF (204KB)


Idaho

DMS Letter of October 20, 2023
PDF (506KB)


Illinois

DMS Letter of Dec. 28, 2016
PDF (205KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Results
PDF (226KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (175KB)


Louisiana

DMS Monitoring Report of Dec. 22, 2020
PDF (763KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Jan. 21, 2022
PDF (382KB)


Massachusetts

Letter to Johnston of Sep. 29, 2023
PDF (343KB)

 

OSERS' Decision on Massachusetts Private School Officials' Complaint of Aug. 15, 2019
PDF (442KB)

 

DMS Letter of Aug. 27, 2018
PDF (204KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Compliance
PDF (225KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (169KB)

Enclosure B
PDF (87KB)

Enclosure C
PDF (130KB)

 

DMS Letter of Feb. 2, 2018
PDF (286KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Compliance
PDF (322KB)


Michigan

DMS Monitoring Report of June 26, 2020
PDF (532KB)

DMS Closeout Letter of Oct. 12, 2023
PDF (437KB)


New Hampshire

DMS Close-out Letter of Dec. 8, 2017
PDF (163KB)


New Jersey

DMS Letter of May 6, 2019
PDF (236KB)

Visit Notice
PDF (231KB)

Enclosure
PDF (181KB)

DMS Status Letter of Oct. 20, 2023
PDF (457KB)

Targeted Monitoring Letter of Dec. 15, 2023
PDF (465KB)


New Mexico

DMS Letter of June 8, 2018
PDF (211KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Results
PDF (265KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (128KB)

 

DMS Letter of Jan. 10, 2017
PDF (259KB)

DMS Results
PDF (265KB)


New York

DMS Monitoring Report of Sep. 21, 2023
PDF (731KB)

DMS Status Letter of Dec. 21, 2023
PDF (649KB)

 

DMS Letter of Apr. 26, 2017
PDF (249KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (133KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Dispute Resolution
PDF (210KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Secondary Transition
PDF (109KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Timely Initial Evaluation
PDF (102KB)


North Carolina

DMS Monitoring Report of May 14, 2021
PDF (649KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Aug. 3, 2022
PDF (210KB)


Ohio

DMS Letter of May 1, 2017
PDF (130KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (203KB)


Puerto Rico

DMS Letter of Nov. 29, 2017
PDF (214KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Compliance
PDF (190KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Results and State Systemic Improvement Plan
PDF (114KB)


Texas

State Special Conditions Letter of July 2, 2022
PDF (259KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of May 4, 2023
PDF (259KB)

 

DMS Letter of Aug. 27, 2021
PDF (213KB)

Enclosure
PDF (421KB)

DMS Letter of Oct. 1, 2021 — Regarding the State’s Corrective Action Response
PDF (619KB)

 

DMS Letter of Oct. 19, 2020
PDF (823KB)

 

DMS Letter of Jan. 11, 2018
PDF (191KB)

Enclosure
PDF (317KB)

 

DMS Letter of Oct. 19, 2018
PDF (344KB)


Virginia

DMS Targeted Monitoring Report of Mar. 13, 2024
PDF (758KB)

DMS Monitoring Report of June 23, 2020
PDF (464KB)

DMS Status Letter of Jan. 17, 2023
PDF (226KB)

DMS Status Letter of Feb. 8, 2022
PDF (589KB)

DMS Status Letter of Sep. 1, 2022
PDF (373KB)

DMS Summary Chart of Sep. 1, 2022
PDF (231KB)

DMS Response of Feb. 17, 2023
PDF (264KB)

DMS Summary Chart of Feb. 17, 2023
PDF (231KB)

DMS Targeted Monitoring Letter of May 12, 2023
PDF (220KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Mar. 13, 2024
PDF (369KB)


 


Part C Differentiated Monitoring and Support (DMS) Reports


Alaska

DMS Letter of Oct. 17, 2018
PDF (300KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (282KB)

DMS Notice
PDF (334KB)


American Samoa

OSEP and OESE Fiscal Monitoring Report of April 2, 2024
PDF (287KB)


Arizona

DMS Monitoring Report of Jan. 13, 2020
PDF (519KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Aug. 2, 2022
PDF (453KB)


Arkansas

DMS Monitoring Report of Jan. 12, 2023
PDF (623KB)

DMS Status Letter of July 5, 2023
PDF (315KB)


California

DMS Letter of Dec. 1, 2017
PDF (210KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Compliance
PDF (187KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Results and State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
PDF (181KB)


Delaware

DMS Monitoring Report of Jan. 19, 2021
PDF (692KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Dec. 13, 2022
PDF (209KB)


Florida

DMS Monitoring Report of Jan. 19, 2021
PDF (847KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Nov. 6, 2023
PDF (407KB)


Hawaii

DMS Monitoring Report of July 18, 2019
PDF (702KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of July 20, 2020
PDF (161KB)


Idaho

DMS Fiscal Letter of Sept. 13, 2021
PDF (283KB)

Corrective Action Plan Approval Memo of Nov. 3, 2022
PDF (287KB)


Michigan

DMS Monitoring Report of Jan. 12, 2023
PDF (618KB)

DMS Status Letter of Nov. 21, 2023
PDF (301KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Mar. 12, 2024
PDF (301KB)


Montana

DMS Monitoring Report of Jan. 24, 2023
PDF (627KB)

DMS Status Letter of Aug. 10, 2023
PDF (412KB)

DMS Status Letter of Dec. 20, 2023
PDF (375KB)


Nevada

DMS Letter of May 26, 2017
PDF (249KB)

DMS Visit Summary—State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
PDF (87KB)


New Jersey

DMS Letter of Nov. 30, 2018
PDF (300KB)

DMS Notice
PDF (306KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (304KB)

DMS Close-out of Apr. 25, 2023
PDF (322KB)


New York

DMS Monitoring Report of Feb. 29, 2024
PDF (554KB)

DMS Letter of Jan. 18, 2018
PDF (301KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (239KB)

DMS Notice
PDF (303KB)


Puerto Rico

DMS Letter of June 19, 2017
PDF (301KB)

Fiscal Monitoring Instrument
PDF (198KB)

DMS Visit Summary—Results
PDF (107KB)


South Carolina

DMS Monitoring Report of Aug. 29, 2019
PDF (526KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of Sep. 17, 2020
PDF (181KB)

 

DMS Letter of Dec. 19, 2017
PDF (172KB)


Texas

 

DMS Monitoring Report of Oct. 5, 2020
PDF (352KB)

DMS Status Letter of Sept. 20, 2021
PDF (190KB)

DMS Response Chart of Sept. 20, 2021
PDF (199KB)

DMS Close-out Letter of May 2, 2023
PDF (377KB)


Vermont

DMS Monitoring Report of Aug. 9, 2019
PDF (484KB)

 


   
Last Modified: 04/05/2024