Special Education Leadership

The IDEA SPP - A Framework for Improving Compliance and Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

  • June 20th, 2018
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) included many provisions designed to improve the education of students with disabilities. The framework that many states are using to make improvements is the State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR). Under IDEA 2004, all states are required to submit an SPP/APR to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The current plan covers fiscal years 2013 to 2018. It is built around 17 federally required indicators of compliance and performance. States set measurable and rigorous targets for each year and implement effective improvement strategies to reach the targets. States must report annually on their performance in meeting the targets. They must also report to the public on the performance of all local education agencies (school districts, charter schools, and preschool programs) on these targets. This presentation will detail how Pennsylvania is doing to meet the targets and how LEAs can improve their results.

Barbara Mozina, Bureau of Special Education

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