Educational Benefit Review (EBR) LEA Facilitator Training-Topeka

by TASN General Supervision, Timely and Accurate Data (GSTAD)

Meet In Person
March 03, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Check In
at 8:30 a.m.

Course Fee


Course description

An Educational Benefit Review (EBR) helps teams examine and identify characteristics of IEPs that increase student access, participation, and progress in general education.  At the individual student level, an EBR provides a systematic examination of a student’s current IEP to determine if the design is reasonably calculated to provide educational benefit. At the educational systems level, EBRs provide LEAs with a systematic process for evaluating the special education services being offered and can be used to improve services, practices, and outcomes for all students with exceptionalities. 


The EBR LEA Facilitator Training is designed to prepare individuals in leading an EBR. Facilitators will learn to use the EBR process with groups in their own districts as well as review resources available to support the use of an EBR in a school or district. This is a new resource for Kansas educators and this training is designed for Special Education Administrators, Coordinators, school psychologist, special education team leaders, and others interested in leading teams through an EBR process. LEAs are encouraged to send small teams to participate in this training.


An EBR can be useful for a variety of purposes, including

  • assisting an individual IEP team to prepare for/conduct an annual IEP review or planning for a transition,
  • analyzing programming when progress has been limited for a particular student,
  • assisting a building/district/LEA in reviewing the impact and quality of IEP programming being offered and implemented,
  • identifying areas of need in policy, practice, and/or procedures, and
  • building the capacity of staff as a professional development tool to improve the quality of IEP development.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Rationale for and Uses of an EBR

  • Describe the EBR process

  • Build capacity to lead an EBR

  • Locate and use EBR resources


Please Note: For assistance with ONLINE REGISTRATION, please contact Linda Chalker at or call 785.640.1605.

Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.


March 03, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Check In
at 8:30 a.m.
Bishop Professional Development Center
3601 SW 31st Street Topeka, Kansas
Meet In Person 5.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Chelie Nelson
Chelie Nelson & Ann Matthews
Chelie Nelson, Senior Research Scientist, IHD AZ-UCD & Ann Matthews, Technical Assistance Team (TAT)

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