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1752 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
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Debbie Gay
Director, Special Education Services and Supports

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205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334
 (404) 656-3963
 (404) 651-6457

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Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process (GCIMP)

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Divisions forSpecial Education Services and Supports is mandated by law to monitor compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), applicable federal regulations, and Rules of the State Board of Education. This is accomplished through Georgia's Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process (GCIMP). Since 2002, stakeholders have met to provide guidance and input to the DES as Georgia moved from a model of procedural monitoring to one of continuous improvement with a focus on student results. Using the concepts of continuous improvement and focused monitoring adopted by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Georgia has designed the GCIMP to promote continuous, equitable educational improvement for students with disabilities while ensuring continued procedural compliance.

OSEP's definition of monitoring is,"A continuous review procedure designed to compare present functioning against specific standards, and to yield a profile showing areas of conformance as well as those in which new procedures, training, or other methods of improvement may be needed in order to comply with specific standards."

Staff Contact
Kachelle L. White
Compliance Program Manager
Division for Special Education Services and Supports
Office of Standards, Instruction and Assessment
Georgia Department Of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-5010
Office: (404) 657-9970

FY 2011 GCIMP Manual

System Reports