Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Special Education Programs: Guidance on Reporting Cycle 4 Data Requirements

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Federal Programs
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IDEA 20 U.S.C. ยง 1400 et seq.
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Assistant Superintendent; Bookkeepers; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); Federal Programs; General Business Managers; Superintendents

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School districts, educational cooperatives, open-enrollment charter schools, and state-operated educational programs are reminded of the importance of the upcoming Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) Cycle 4 data submission requirements for special education child count and special education personnel.  APSCN Cycle 4 closes on December 15. The Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Special Education must report the data to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) by April 1. To assist special education programs in reporting the December 1 child count and personnel data accurately, a series of Web conferences, as outlined below, will be held.

A Web conference workshop on special education reporting via eSchool and MySped Resource for Cycle 4 fiscal year will be conducted in repeated sessions.  Please note the dates and times below. Each session will last approximately one hour, and pre-registration is required. To register for a Web teleconference, go to

These Webinars will be using ZOOM web conferencing system.  See the attached instructions for joining a Zoom session.  Please call 501-916-5863 for assistance.

Click here for Zoom link.

School Age Cycle 4 Requirements and Review


This session will cover School Age Cycle 4 reporting requirements for the school year & how to review the Cycle 4 data for submission. These events are for LEA supervisors & data entry personnel, new & returning.

Training Session Dates:

  • School Age Sessions:
    • November 15, 10:00 a.m.
    • November 16, 10:00 a.m.
  • State Agencies with Special Education Programs:
    • November 9, 10:00 a.m.
  • Early Childhood:
    • November 9, 1:00 p.m.


In addition, to ensure the highest accuracy in data reporting to OSEP, the Office of Special Education provides districts an opportunity to review the December 1 child count and personnel data collected. Local educational agencies can review and modify the special education child count and personnel data through the MySped Resource Portal at


The review period in MySped Resource is January 1- 31.

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