IDEA Accountability/RDA/SSIP


Request for Comments | Proposed Revisions to SPP/APR Data Collection

The Department of Education (ED) is soliciting comments on proposed revisions to the data collected via the State Performance Plan (SPP) and the Annual Performance Report (APR). Each state must file the SPP/APR with the Department for both Parts B and C of IDEA. These are the parts of the law that authorize special education and related services for children with disabilities (Part B) and early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (Part C). Among other changes, the Department is proposing to establish a new 6-year SPP cycle (FFY 2020 through FFY 2025). Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 20, 2020. Read more about this request for comment and connect with what’s proposed for Parts B and C here.

Building Stakeholder Knowledge about Data

Data play a role in virtually every aspect of administering early intervention programs (IDEA Part C) and preschool programs (Part B 619). State lead agency staff partner with stakeholders for a variety of purposes, including collaborating to improve programs and preparing annual reports on how programs are implemented. This toolkit from the DaSy Center orients stakeholders to IDEA data and other data-related topics to help them meaningfully participate in conversations about important programmatic issues and decisions.

The toolkit is a resource for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 stakeholders, such as representations on the State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) and the State Advisory Panel (SAP), who provide input on issues and decisions that relate to or affect programs that serve young children with development delays and disabilities and their families. Stakeholders can use this toolkit independently, or Part C/Part B 619 staff can work through the toolkit with stakeholders in a facilitated manner.

Learn more about and access the toolkit, including the 7 sections it contains and the questions that guide how information and learning are organized in each section.

A Guide to Results-Driven Accountability for Parent Leaders and Advocates

This 5-page guide from the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) has been adapted from CPIR’s original RDA guide for Parent Centers so that it can be used by parent leaders and advocates. The guide gives an overview of results-driven accountability (RDA); what RDA means for States, parent leaders, advocates, and children with disabilities; […]

Results Driven Accountability – OSEP Home Page

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) offers this Results-Driven Accountability (RDA) web page and associated RDA Comments page. OSEP is currently rethinking its accountability system in order to shift the balance from a system focused primarily on compliance to one that puts more emphasis on results. OSEP believes it is critical that their […]

On Supporting Behavior of Students with Disabilities

Links updated, April 2017 A handout to accompany CPIR’s webinar on Supporting Behavior of Students with Disabilities Listen to the webinar This handout has been designed to support OSEP’s 16-page Dear Colleague Letter on Supporting Behavior of Students with Disabilities, released on August 1, 2016. OSEP also released a 2-page summary of that letter for stakeholders. We’ve […]

2015 State Determination Letters

OSEP has created State Profile pages that include the state’s most recent SPP/APR and OSEP’s response, including: any required actions; a State data profile; a link to the current determination letter; the State’s Results Driven Accountability determination matrix; and other related documents. Find your state’s Profile Pages for Part C: Find your state’s Profile Pages […]

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