State Regulations, Part B Agencies, State Forms, and State RTI Links

This page includes links to every state’s special education regulations.  While every effort is made to keep these links updated, they may change at any time.   Please email  if you have a better link than those provided below.   State forms reflect the states’ procedural rules.  Where available to the public, links to those forms are provided below.  “Not found” means a search of the state website and by Google did not reveal a link, not that the state does not have model forms for their schools.  When sped forms were not available on the state website, an effort was made to locate and publish forms from a public agency (school) in that state.  For links to Part C websites, see:

 State Websites for Part C *

DODEA  Information *

Also, within the Department of Defense. special education is available to the families of military dependents.   As defined by the DOD,  “The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as implemented by DoD Instruction 1342.12, ‘Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DoD Dependents.’”  For further information on DOD rules and regs, which may differ from those applicable to non military children in state public schools, see the DODEA Special Education web page.

On June 25, 2015 DoD published its final rule regarding the  Provision of Early Intervention and Special Education Services to Eligible DOD Dependents


Alabama *

Alabama Regulations  (These regulations are out of date)

Forms:  Alabama Sped Forms (All)

Special Education Services
Alabama Department of Education
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery , AL , 36130-2101

(800) 392-8020 (in AL)

(334) 242-8114
RTI:  Alabama Guidelines


Alaska *

Alaska Sped Regulations

Non Regulatory Handbook

Forms:  Special Education Forms

Office of Special Education
Alaska Department of Education
801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200
PO Box 110500
Juneau , AK , 99801-1894

(907) 465-8693
Alaska SEA LinkRTI:  Using Response to Instruction/Intervention


Arizona *

In Arizona, special education (as in most states) is regulated by the 2006 Part B Regulations, Arizona Administrative Code, and Arizona Statutes.  The IDEA regulations are available on the Soedaw page.  Links to the Arizona statute and administrative codes follow.

Arizona state statute Title 15, Chapter 7, Article 4

AZ Education Administrative Cde   (General education regulations)  See Section R7-2-401 to R7-2-406

Note:   All Technical Assistance Documents, including guidance on evaluations and eligibility,  were Removed for Updating 4/18/2016.  An evaluation and Eligibility document, link below, was among those removed.  It conveniently combined  the three resources above into one technical document along with optional state forms designed to document compliance with all of the requirements above.   

Arizona has of June, 2017, completed its revisions of two (2) guidance documents which are provided below.

New 2017:  Specific Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Technical Assistance

New 2017:  Speech Language Services Guidelines for Best Practice

The guidance most relevant to school psychologists and IEP teams, however, was “Evaluations and Eligibility” which was still under review as of July 2017.   However, we have archived a 2012 copy on our website.

Arizona Evaluation and Eligibility 2012

We have as of September 2017 removed our other links as Arizona has apparently made no progress at this time of updating them.  However if you are interested in seeing whether there’s now more that we missed, see their AZ-TAZ documents page.  (Click here.)

Student Services section’s Phoenix office.
3300 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

(602) 542-4013
Arizona SEA Link


Arkansas *

Arkansas Special Education Link

Eligibility Requirements

Forms:  Due Process Forms

Note:  The link above went dark in August, 2017.  An archived version of the forms on the Wayback Machine may be found at Forms (archived)

Compliance Documents

IEP forms IEP Forms

RTI Guidance:  Response to Intervention:  Making it Work in Your Schools

Arkansas Department of Education
1401 W. Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock , AR , 72201

(501) 682-4221
Arkansas SEA Link


California *

CA Regulations

Forms: Statewide SELPA Forms Manual
Westlaw: California Special Education Regulations

California’s eligibility criteria for all disabilities, including discrepancy criteria for SLD,  may be found in Part 3.1, Section 3030 in the regulations above.

Special Education Division

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento , CA , 95814

(916) 445-4602
California SEA Link
RTI:  CA Guidelines


Colorado *

CO Regulations

Forms:  IEP and Supporting Forms

Exceptional Student Services Unit

Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver , CO , 80203

(303) 866-6694

Colorado SEA Link
RTI:  CO Guidelines


Connecticut *

Connecticut Sped Regulations

Forms:  PPT and IEP Forms

A Parent’s Guide to Special Ed in Connecticut

IEP Manual

Other publications: Other Connecticut Publications

Bureau of Special Education
Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 360
Hartford , CT , 06106

(860) 713-6912
Connecticut SEA Link
RTI:  Connecticut Guidelines


Delaware *

Delaware Regulations

Forms:  IEP and Rights Forms

Exceptional Children and Early Childhood Group
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover , DE , 19901-3639

(302) 739-4210
Delaware SEA LinkRTI:  DE Guidelines

dc seal

District of Columbia *

Office of Special Education
DC Public Schools
825 N. Capitol Street, N.E., 6th Floor
Washington , DC , 20002

(202) 442-4800
Department of Education Link:  Office of Special Education


Florida *

Florida Regulations

Eligibility Criteria:  Determining Eligibility

Forms: No state approved forms found

Dade County:  Dade County ESE forms

Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee , FL , 32399-0400

(850) 245-0475
Florida SEA Link
RTI: Florida Guidelines


Georgia *

Special Education Rules

Forms:  Sample Forms

Division for Exceptional Students
Georgia Department of Education
1870 Twin Towers East
Atlanta , GA , 30334-9048

(404) 656-3963

Special Education Supports and Services Link

RTI:   Georgia Guidelines


Hawaii *

Table of Contents (Regulations)
Hawaii Regulations

Forms:  No state or public agency forms found

Student Support Services Branch
Hawaii Department of Education
637 18th Avenue, Room C-101B
Honolulu , HI , 96816

(808) 733-4400
Hawaii SEA Link
RTI:  Hawaii Guidelines 

Note:  The guidelines above are from the Center on Disabilities Study at the University of Hawaii.  The guidance is therefore non-binding.   The education department as of July 2017 had no official guidance on RTI posted.  However,  for those seeking additional information, some of their trainings on RTI were conducted by Jim Wright, and his PowerPoints and other information may be found on a DOE page (click here.)


Idaho *

Idaho Regulations

Forms: Other Documents and State Forms

Bureau of Special Population Services
Idaho Department of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise , ID , 83720-0027

(208) 332-6800

Idaho SEA SPED Link

RTI:  Idaho Guidance


Illinois *

Illinois Regulations

Changes effective 2016

Special Education Division

Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street, N-243
Springfield , IL , 62777-0001

(217) 782-4870
Illinois SEA LinkRTI Guidelines:  Illinois Guidelines

Forms: State Board special education forms


Indiana *

Indiana Regulations

Special Education Rules 2014

Forms:  No state forms found online

Indiana Coop Forms:  Documents and Forms

Indiana Department of Education
Division of Exceptional Learners
Room 229, State House
Indianapolis , IN , 46204-2798

(317) 232-0570
Indiana SEA Sped LinkRTI:    Indiana Guidelines


Iowa *

Administrative Rules of Special Education
Eligibility Standards:  Eligibility Standards

Forms:  Not found on website.  Oddly, state form translations are readily available from Keystone AEA at State form translations

Student and Family Support Services
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines , IA , 50319-0146

(515) 281-5735
Iowa SEA Link
RTI:  Iowa Guidelines


Kansas *

Kansas Regulations

Forms: Special Education Notices

Special Education Services
Kansas State Department of Education
120 S.E. 10th Avenue
Topeka , KS , 66612

(785) 291-3097

Kansas SEA Sped Link
RTI:  KS Guidelines


Kentucky *

KY Regulations

Forms: See SEA Link below and click on Special Education Forms in left column.

Division of Learning Services
Kentucky Department of Education
500 Mero Street
Frankfort , KY , 40601

(502) 564-4970

Kentucky SEA Link
RTI: KY Guidelines


Louisiana *

Pupil Appraisal Handbook

Special Education Louisiana Department of Education

Forms:  Not found on state website.   IEPs are developed online and can be transferred from one school to another in the state.

Acadia Parish Schools:  Special Education Documents and Forms

Complaints, Requests for mediation or facilitated IEPs can be made online on the page for Dispute Resolution

Louisiana SEA Link


Maine *

Maine Unified Special Education Regulations

Forms:  Forms and Reports

Department of Education

Office of Special Services
23 State House Station
Augusta , ME , 04333-0023

(207) 624-6650

(207) 624-6800 (TTY)
Maine SEA Link
RTI: Maine Guidelines


Maryland *

Maryland Regulations

Forms: Maryland Online IEP (Includes other forms)

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
200 W. Baltimore Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore , MD , 21201-2595

(410) 767-0238
Maryland SEA Sped LinkRTI:  Maryland Guidelines


Massachusetts *

Massachusetts Regulations

Forms:  IEP Forms and Procedures

Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office
Department of Education
350 Main Street
Malden , MA , 02148-5023

(781) 338-3000

(781) 338-3388
Massachusetts SEA Link

RTI:  Multi Tiered System of Supports


Michigan *

Michigan Regulation

Administrative Rules

Forms: State approved forms not found online.
Wayne RESA:   Wayne RESA Special Education Forms

Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services

Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing , MI , 48909-7508

(517) 373-0923
Michigan SEA Link
RTI:  Michigan Guidelines


Minnesota *

Minnesota Regulations

Forms: Due Process Forms

Minnesota Department of Education
Special Education Policy
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville , MN , 55113-4266

(651) 582-8590

(651) 582-8201 (TTY)
Minnesota SEA Link
RTI:  MN Guidelines


Mississippi *

Mississippi Regulations

Forms: Downloadable forms were not found online.  Optional state forms are scattered through their Procedures manuals which can be found at Special Education Procedures and Policies

Mississippi Department of Education
Office of Special Education
359 North West Street, Suite 301
Jackson , MS , 39205

New Procedures Manual

Forms for Parents:  Parent forms

(601) 359-3498

1 (877) 544-0408

Mississippi SEA Link
RTI: Three Tiered Model


Missouri *

Missouri Regulations

Forms:  Compliance Forms

Division of Special Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City , MO , 65102

(573) 751-4444

SEA Link:  Office of Special Education
RTI:   Response to Intervention  PowerPointAlso see:   Missouri Center on RTI


Montana *

Note:  Montana’s Office of Public Instruction redid its website in August, 2017.  While some of its links were simply moved to the new website, a number of previous links and resources were not transferred.  We will continue to periodically monitor and will make appropriate changes when or if they are restored.

Montana Administrative Rules

Note:  Montana’s administrative rules contain numerous links to repeated rules; scroll down past the repeated rules to find the newer rules.

Montana Statutes Related to Sped


Montana Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena , MT , 59620-2501

(888) 231-9393

(406) 444-3095

This link went dark in August 2017.  The link below was archived on the Wayback Machine.

RTI:RTI Guidelines

Montana SEA


Nebraska *

Nebraska Regulations

Guidance on Transition

Special Populations Office
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln , NE , 68509-4987

(402) 471-2471 (V/TTY)
Nebraska SEA Link
RTI;  Nebraska Guidelines (This website is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education
Nebraska Department of  Education Website on RTI (Official web page)


Nevada *

Nevada Regulations

Note:  The state link for Chapter 388 went dark in July 2017,  This version may be out of date.  Readers relying on these regulations are encouraged to search for “special education” chapter 388 for the more updated version.

Forms:  State aproved Eligibility and IEP forms
Forms from a NV public agency:

Office of Special Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and School Improvement Programs

Nevada Department of Education
700 E. Fifth Street, Suite 113
Carson City , NV , 89701-5096

(775) 687-9142
Nevada SEA Link to Office for Special Ed
RTI:  Nevada Guidelines


New Hampshire *

New Hampshire Regulations

Forms:  Forms/Guidance (Scroll down page)

Bureau of Special Education
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord , NH , 03301

(603) 271-6693

New Hampshire Special Ed Link
RTI:  New Hampshire Guidelines


New Jersey *

New Jersey Code

Forms:  Model Sped Forms

Office of Special Education Programs
New Jersey Department of Education
100 Riverview Plaza
P. O. Box 500
Trenton , NJ , 08625-0500

(609) 292-0147

New Jersey SEA Sped Link
RTI: New Jersey Guidelines


New Mexico *

New Mexico Regulations

Forms:  SAT Referral Packet

Special Education Bureau
Public Education Department
120 S. Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe , NM , 87501

(505) 827-1457
New Mexico SEA Sped Link
RTI:  New Mexico Guidelines


New York *

New York Regulations

Forms:  Sped Forms and Notices

New York State Education Department
P-12: Office of Special Education
Special Education Services
89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany , NY , 12234

(518) 402-3353
New York SEA Link
RTI:  New York Guidelines


North Carolina *

North Carolina Regulations

Forms:  Statewide Sped Forms

Exceptional Children Division
Department of Public Instruction
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh , NC , 27699-6356

(919) 807-3969/3971

William J. Hussey, Director

North Carolina SEA Link
RTI:  NC MTSS Guidance

Updated 2/6/2018

Additional North Carolina guidance on MTSS can be found  at their Wikispace page on Multi Tiered System of Support .         .


North Dakota *

North Dakota Regulations

Forms:  No downloadable forms were found.  Some forms may be found in their procedural manuals: Prior Written Notice and Consent

Office of Special Education
Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Department 201
Bismarck , ND , 58505-0440

(701) 328-2277

(701) 328-4920 (TTY)
North Dakota SEA Sped Link
RTI: North Dakota Guidelines


Ohio *

Ohio Regulations

Forms:  Optional and Required Forms

Office for Exceptional Children
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street
Columbus , OH , 43215

(614) 466-2650

(877) 644-6338
Ohio SEA Link
RTI:  No state specific guidance found.  County school systems may have manualized guidance


Oklahoma *

Oklahoma Reuulations

Forms: No downloadable state forms found

The Oklahoma Parent Center, however, does provide an exhaustive list of downloadable forms at:  IEP and Procedural Forms

Special Education Services
Department of Education
2500 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City , OK , 73105-4599

(405) 521-4873
Oklahoma SEA Sped Link
RTI:  OK Guidelines


Oregon *

Oregon Regulations

Forms:  School Age Sample Formss

Office of Student Learning and Partnerships
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem , OR , 97310-0203

(503) 947-5600
Oregon SEA LinkRTI:  Oregon Guidelines


Pennsylvania *

Pennsylvania Code

Forms: Legal Forms

Bureau of Special Education
Department of Education
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg , PA , 17126-0333

Special Education Consultline: (800) 879-2301(V/TTY)

(717) 783-6913

Pennsylvania SEA Sped Link

RTI:  PA Guidelines


Rhode Island *

Rhode Island Regulations

Forms:  Only IEP and Parent Handbook found
Rhode Island Procedural Safeguards

Office for Diverse Learners
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street, Room 400, Shepard Building
Providence , RI , 02903-3400

(401) 222-3505

Rhode Island SEA Link
RTI:  RI Guidelines


South Carolina *

SC Regulations
SC programs and Services
More from Programs and Services

Forms:  English forms not found online at Education Department
Process Forms in Spanish

However, downloadable forms may be found at the SC Charter School Website at:  Special Educatin Policies, Procedures, and Forms

John Payne
Office of Exceptional Children

Suite 808 Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: 803-734-2738
Fax: 803-734-5021
South Carolina Office of Special Educational Services
RTI:  RI Guidelines


South Dakota *

South Dakota Regulations
More South Dakota Regulations

Forms:   Forms (Scroll down)

Office of Special Education
Department of Education
700 Governors Drive
Pierre , SD , 57501-2291

(605) 773-3678
South Dakota SEA Link
RTI:  SD Guidelines


Tennessee *

Tennessee Regulations on Evaluations and Eligibility after July 15 2-17

Tennessee State Board Special Education Rules and Regulations

Forms:  Forms: English (Scroll down)

Joseph Fisher, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Special Education
Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower, 7th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville , TN , 37243-0380

(888) 212-3162

(615) 741-2851
Special Education Home Page

RTI;  RTI2 Manual and Implementation Guide


Texas *

Texas Regulations

Special Education Programs
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin , TX , 78701-1494

(512) 463-9414

(800) 252-9668

Texas SEA special education web page

RTI: Texas Guidelines


Utah *

State Special Education Rules

The rules above were promulgated by the State Board of Education in October 2016.

State aws, State Rules, and Policies — and Other Forms

Special Education Services
State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City , UT , 84114-4200

(801) 538-7757
Utah SEA Special Education LinkRTI: Utah Parent Center: Utah RTI Guidelines


Vermont *

Vermont Regulations
More regulations

Forms:  Special Education Forms

Student Support Services
120 State Street, State Office Building
Montpelier , VT , 05620-2501

(802) 828-2755
Vermont SEA LinkRTI:  Vermont Guidance


Virginia *

Virginia Regulations

Forms:  Virginia Sped Forms

Division of Special Education and Student Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond , VA , 23218-2120

(804) 225-3252
Virginia SEA Link
RTI:  Virginia Guidance


Washington *

Washington Regulations
Washington Rules

Forms:  Model State Forms

Special Education Operations

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia , WA , 98504-7200

(360) 725-6075
Washington SEA Link
RTI: Washington Guidance


West Virginia *

West Virginia Regulations

Forms:  Monitoring and Compliance Resources

Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning
Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6, Room 304
Charleston , WV , 25305-0330

(800) 642-8541

(304) 558-2696
West Virginia SEA Link
RTI:  West Virginia Links


Wisconsin *

Wisconsin Regulations

Forms:  Sample Forms

Division for Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison , WI , 53707-7841

(608) 266-1781

(800) 441-4563
Wisconsin SEA Sped LinkRTI:


Wyoming *

Technical Assistance (including RTI guidelines)

Forms:  Special Education Forms

Special Education Unit
Wyoming Department of Education
320 W. Main Street
Riverton , WY , 82501

(307) 777-2555
Wyoming SEA Link