OSEP's new accountability system, Results Driven Accountability (RDA), balances improving developmental and educational results and functional outcomes for young children and students with disabilities while considering compliance as it relates to those outcomes and results. OSEP views the SPP/APR as a critical component of RDA. As a result, the SPP/APR for FFY 2013 through 2018 incorporates a qualitative indicator, the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) that focuses on improving results for children with disabilities.
The SSIP is a comprehensive, ambitious, yet achievable multi-year plan that is developed in Phase I (FFY 2013) and Phase II (FFY 2014) and then implemented in Phase III (FFY 2015-2018). In developing the SSIP, States must assess the capacity of their current infrastructure systems and their ability to enhance their infrastructure to increase the capacity of LEAs/EIS programs to implement, scale up, and sustain, evidence-based practices that will result in improved outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities through a detailed data and infrastructure analysis. To assist states with implementing these SSIP activities, the RRCP Part C/619 State Accountability Priority Area, in collaboration with the ECTA Center, IDEA Data Center, and DaSy Center, planned a series of SSIP webinars for Part C and Section 619 in 2014.
The first webinar in the SSIP webinar series provided an overview of the SSIP. It includes information about:
The second webinar includes:
The third webinar includes information about: