The Regional Special Education – Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC) of Nassau
BOCES, formerly known as SETRC, is part of a statewide network that provides programs for teachers, administrators, support personnel, parents and other individuals working with classified students with disabilities. A major RSE-TASC responsibility involves assuring that special educators are adequately prepared to assist all students in achieving higher standards.
As part of a statewide technical assistance network, RSE-TASC responds to the district-identified needs as noted in the LEA-developed professional development plans. RSE-TASC’s role includes developing high quality, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused staff development activities in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction. These activities need to be based on scientifically based research and are regularly evaluated for their impact on increased teacher effectiveness and improved students achievement. The RSE-TASC model relies on the analysis of student data to improve achievement of SWDs. Through involvement in local planning processes, RSE-TASC is committed to the delivery of services within the context of total school improvement.
RSE-TASC’s priority is to work intensively with districts targeted for improvement in key areas determined by SED. Districts participating in a Focused Review by VESID may receive additional RSE-TASC services. Those districts identified for assistance in the areas of disproportionality and transition will also receive additional services.
RSE-TASC maintains a library of SED materials and resources for use by professionals involved with the education of at-risk students and SWDs. Our professional staff is always available to provide technical assistance to Nassau County residents and professionals on special education issues.