Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Review (SPP/APR)

States receiving IDEA funds must have a State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) that evaluates their efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Parts B and C of the IDEA, and reports annually on their performance.

Section 619 SPP/APR Indicator Analyses

Part B SPP/APR Resources

  • WWW: OSEP GRADS360° is the platform for States to submit their SPP/APRs electronically and provides a variety of related materials
  • State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP): Information about the SSIP process, SSIP-related webinars from the ECTA Center and its partners, and information on joining Communities of Practice focused on this important work.
  • WWW: 2015 Part B State Determination Letters: The Office of Special Education Programs' responses to the States' Part B SPPs and APRs.
  • WWW: Part B Continuous Improvement Visit Letters: Letters from OSEP to states and entities on the results of visits made to verify the effectiveness and accuracy of their general supervision, assessment and data collection systems (Systems Verification). (updated 03/29/2012)

Reporting Requirements: Educational Environments for Children Ages 3-5

PDF: B6 Data Reporting Tools: Educational Environments, Ages 3-5

This toolkit from the WWW: IDC and ECTA Center includes a Decision Tree for Reporting Educational Environments for Children Ages 3-5 with IEPs; SPP/APR Part B Indicator 6 Measurement Table; and, Reporting Educational Environments for Preschool Children, Ages 3 through 5, with Disabilities: Excerpts from the Technical Guide - Children with Disabilities (IDEA) Early Childhood File Specifications.(October 2014)

  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile     © 2012-2018 ECTA Center

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