(2020, February 19) | Useful to Parent Center personnel and education stakeholders who would like to provide comments and feedback on proposed revisions to U.S. Department of Education’s SPP/APR data collection.
The Department of Education (ED) is soliciting comments on the proposed revisions to the data collected via the State Performance Plan (SPP) and the Annual Performance Report (APR). Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 20, 2020.
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). The Department is proposing to make revisions to the approved information collection, and to establish a new 6-year SPP cycle (FFY 2020 through FFY 2025).
Part B SPP/APR | The proposed revisions to the Part B SPP/APR are focused on ensuring improved outcomes for children with disabilities, and aligning the SPP/APR with the Secretary’s priorities, including elevating parent voice. The revisions would go into effect with states’ FFY 2018 SPP/APR to be submitted in February 2022.
Read the details of what’s proposed and why in the February 19, 2020 Federal Register, which includes where to submit any comments or suggestions you might have.
Part C SPP/APR | The Department is proposing to make minor changes to the approved information collection for Part C of IDEA, and to establish a new 6-year SPP cycle (FFY 2020 through FFY 2025). The proposed changes are focused on clarifying existing reporting within the parameters of the current IDEA statutory and regulatory requirements, and aligning the SPP/APR with the Secretary’s priorities, such as elevating parent voice. The changes would go into effect with states’ FFY 2020 SPP/APR to be submitted in February 2022.
Read all about proposed Part C changes in the Federal Register published February 19, 2020.