The BASICS Tool features two great components to support LEA and SELPAs. The first component is the BASIC Infrastructure Assessment Tool. The BASICS infrastructure Assessment tool identifies six basic, or foundational, components for the kind of infrastructure needed in order to have a well-functioning special education program. It also provides a tool for examining the degree to which these components are in place in your system. The results of that examination can help you decide where best to start system improvement efforts. The second component of the BASICS tool is the IEP Data Visualization Tool, this tool works with your SEDS (Special Education Data System) generated reports to create data visualizations for IEP overdue ELIGIBILITY EVALUATIONS or overdue NEXT EVALUATION PLAN REVIEWS.

Last updated: 11/09/2022

Area of Focus

  • Assessment
  • Instruction
  • High Quality IEPs


  • County Leaders
  • District
  • Instructional Leaders
  • Site Leaders

Student Population

  • Infant-preschool
  • Adult Transition
  • English Language Learners
  • High School
  • K-6
  • Middle School