Located at Capital Region BOCES (900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY), the Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC) is part of a statewide technical assistance network that collaborates with State Education Department offices, and other state-funded networks to provide directed technical assistance and professional development to improve instructional practices and outcomes of students with disabilities. RSE-TASC also provides limited professional development on a BOCES-wide basis and technical assistance by phone to district administration, staff and parents.
RSE-TASC/Special Education School Improvement Specialists (SESIS):
RSE-TASCs Special Education School Improvement
Specialists (SESIS) focus their work with school districts to
improve instructional practices, primarily in the areas of literacy,
behavioral supports and special education for students with
disabilities. The school improvement goals, targeted improvement
activities and assessment of progress toward improving student
outcomes are documented and monitored for results through the
Quality Improvement Process (QIP).
Special Education School Improvement Specialists (SESIS) coach targeted districts in root-cause analysis/problem solving and solution identification processes that form the basis for comprehensive district professional development plans. TASC provides job-embedded professional development with priority given to targeted districts; high need non-targeted districts may receive services based on district Comprehensive Educational Plans.