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SER (Special Education Reporting) System



The Special Education Reporting (SER) System provides for the establishment of a statewide special education student database from which specified reports from the student record can be generated. The specified reports that are generated enable special education personnel to follow the provision of services to individuals, monitor the timeliness and appropriateness of these services when judged against the sections of the Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act, R. S. 17:1941, et seq., implementing ACT 754 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, Part B and Part C), which pertain to the individual student; and to ascertain local technical assistance needs through analysis. Special education personnel have the ability to collect, report, and process information on individual students through automated means. Data are captured on an individual from the point of referral to pupil appraisal personnel and from the provision of services until the time of exit from special education. SER was implemented September 1, 2005.



Special Education Reporting (SER) System User Guide

The Louisiana Network of Special Education Records (SER) User Guide (7.60MB PDF) contains data requirements, validation rules, record formats and instructions used in the processing of student information, from point of referral/provision of services until the student exits from special education.

SER User Guide 4.0 October-2011  PDF


The SER Calendars contain information pertaining to end-of-school-year extension rules for initial evaluations and re-evaluations. They also provide a list of holidays and other non-business days.

2012 SER Calendar  PDF

Dates To Remember
The SER Dates To Remember provides important information regarding data entry/submission deadlines and the scheduled run date for reports.

2011-2012 Dates to Remember  PDF