Special Education and ACHIEVE Updates


Need help navigating the ever changing world of ACHIEVE? This page will be frequently updated with important tips and links to help make your life as a special education educator easier!

New ACHIEVE Resources: (Updated Nov. 9, 2023)

A few resources have been created to walk staff members through aspects of the ACHIEVE process that may be confusing.

    • This document includes step-by-step directions for how to transfer a learner to a new facilitator and how to transfer services and supports to new providers.Note: Ƶ no longer requires a change form.This document includes information IMS needs to transfer a learner.

ACHIEVE Reminders and Updates

A reminder that the will be updated regularly throughout the year and can be found on the bottom left hand side of your ACHIEVE dashboard:
Key Details:

  • Throughout the summer, many have been made to support your experience within ACHIEVE.
IVRS ACHIEVE Access now requires consent to release information.
Early ACCESS Evaluation and Assessment Summary of Changes. (Updated Aug. 18, 2023)

  • Key details.
    • Updated requirements for homeschooling/dual enrollment and updated Form A.
    • Updates procedural safeguards and updated summary talking points.

  • Includes the required form and FAQs


Upcoming Trainings

New Hire ACHIEVE training

This training for new special education teachers is a learning package that was developed through a partnership between the Iowa Department of Education and Area Education Agencies with the objective of providing consistent, statewide training.

Learn more about upcoming dates on this page.