Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS)
Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) is an annual application process for districts and charter schools to apply for state special education aid. The purpose of ADSIS is to provide instruction to assist students who need additional academic or behavioral support to succeed in the general education environment. The goal is to reduce the number of referrals to special education by providing supports early to struggling students. Districts are expected to align the ADSIS program within their existing continuum of supports and collect data as specified in the application and submit evaluation information to MDE each year to determine program impact.

MDE invites public school districts and charter schools to apply for ADSIS funding. Access the work plan application in Survey Gizmo. The application coversheet with assurances and the budget form are available on the department's grant opportunity site. The work plan application in Survey Gizmo will be completed online and submitted in the Survey Gizmo system. The application coversheet with assurances and the budget form must be completed and submitted into the SERVS system. Please be sure your official with authority to sign has the appropriate SERVS authorization role to ensure a successful signature and the person submitting the application has the appropriate role.

Due to several requests to view the full ADSIS Work Plan Application, we have made a PDF version available for you to use as a planning worksheet. The PDF version gives all of the questions to every scenario available in the online tool. The online tool has filters that will narrow the questions based on your selections. For example, if a school is only applying for reading services, only those questions will appear. The ADSIS Work Plan Application must be completed using Survey Gizmo; please do not submit the PDF version.

Questions regarding the work plan application in Survey Gizmo are due by March 27, 2015, to Diana Denson. Other questions should be submitted to MDE.ADSISreview@state.mn.us by that date.

A question and answer document will be published on MDE’s grant opportunity site after March 30, 2015. Questions related to submission and signature of documents into SERVS should be submitted to MDE.servsfinancial@state.mn.us or leave a message at 651-582-8500.

The application document in the Survey Gizmo site and the budget and application coversheet with assurances submitted and signed in the SERVS site are due by April 16, 2015, Midnight.