Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS)
Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) is an application process for districts and charter schools to apply for state special education aid. The purpose of ADSIS is to provide instruction to assist students who need additional academic or behavioral support to succeed in the general education environment. The goal is to reduce the number of inappropriate referrals to special education by providing supports early to struggling students. Districts are expected to align the ADSIS program within their existing continuum of supports, collect data as specified in the application and submit evaluation information to MDE each year to determine program impact.

For the Fiscal Year 2013-2015 application cycle, 200 schools from 93 districts were awarded funding. Programs ranged from Kindergarten through 12th grade and included reading, math and behavior programs.

These schools are required to submit evaluations by September 15, 2015. There are two parts to the evaluation, an online End-of-Year Report survey that must be completed for each school in the district implementing ADSIS and an Excel Service Hour Spreadsheet that must be filled out by the district and uploaded to MDE. Contact Rebecca Nies for the link to the End-of-Year Report, the spreadsheet and directions.

For the Fiscal Year 2015-2017 application cycle, the application window has closed. Applicants included 472 schools from 146 districts. See the announcement below for schools that were awarded funding.