Gibson was contracted by Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) to conduct a comprehensive review of the District’s special education programs and services. At the time of the review, CCISD’s special education student enrollment had outpaced overall student enrollment growth by a wide margin (16% compared to 5%) over the previous six years. The primary objective of Gibson’s review was to identify areas of strength within the special education department as well as opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness, in order to ultimately improve outcomes for students receiving special education services. The scope of the review included an assessment of CCISD’s special education department organizational structure and staffing allocations, financial management practices, IEP compliance, teacher qualifications and retention, as well as other areas. Gibson’s recommendations ultimately addressed a wide range of areas for improvement, ranging from the creation of a special education parent resource center to the monitoring and tracking of Response to Intervention (RTI) data.