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SPSM-VA_24.5.1.0 Release Notes

Date of Release: May 28, 2024



Release Note


Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

Created the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) document to comply with state regulations. The BIP document now comprises three clearly defined sections:

  • Demographics/Team

  • Strategies for Implementation

  • Monitoring

The option to revise the Positive Behavior Intervention plan will now be displayed. Retired the previous Positive Behavior Intervention Plan (PBIP).


Child Study Meeting notice (CSMN)

Moved the Child Study meeting notice under the Referral category of documents.


Created a student signer email field

Added an email field to the Profile section under Demographics/Enrollment/Contacts so that students could receive a form for digital signature.

This field was updated in all the following documents, where a student signer is set up to store the data correctly in the profile.

  • Summary of Performance [SOP]

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) [IEP]

  • IEP Meeting Notice [IEPMN]

  • Consent to Invite Agency Personnel [CIAP]

  • Credit Accommodations Eligibility Form [EligiForm]

  • Consent Revoked Before Evaluation [CRBE]

  • Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) Minutes [MDR]

  • Notice for an Extension of the Timeline [NCEET]

  • Virginia Modified Achievement Standards Test [VMAST]

  • Eligibility Summary [ES]

  • Authorization for Release/Exchange of Information [AREI]


Disability category

Fixed an issue where the disability category was correct on the IEP Cover Page but not on the IEP at a Glance.


Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Added a flyer and the links to an English Parent Involvement Survey and a Spanish Parent Involvement Survey as per the memo released by Assistant Superintendent of Special Education at the Virginia Dept of Ed. A new global field was added for the flyer. Admins can update the flyer image from the Globals profile.


Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Fixed an issue where users could not finalize revision IEP if Extended School Year Services started before the IEP Date.


Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Fixed an issue where not all Accommodations from the Participation State & Division-Wide Accountability section were displaying on the IEP at a Glance section.


Profile: Placement

Added a new field for Special Program to the Placement profile to collect special program details from the student. This field is located after the Current Special Education Program Information section, within a new area titled Special Program.


Review of Existing Data [RED]

Updated the document action so that the Referral document is only required when MeetingReason is Initial Referral. The admin can now disable this Document Action named Review of Existing Data, as needed.


ServicesTable Keyword Table

Updated the ServicesTable Keyword table to have all the keywords as PLAAFAreas keyword table. This keyword table is now admin-editable.


Transfer IEP Request

Added Transfer IEP Request document into VAMODEL. The Section Security needs to be updated as per the district.


Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP_PDMT)

Retired the VAAP section in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a new VAAP document was created. The VAAP document now comprises four clearly defined sections:

  • Student Information

  • Determining Most Significant Cognitive Disability

  • Student Daily Learning Needs

  • Additional Considerations

Administrators now have the ability to disable the "Message for VAAP" section in the IEP document. This allows administrators to customize the document flow, making sure that staff members are not reminded to create the VAAP until they have finished their training.

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