About IDEA Performance Reporting and Determinations
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires each state to develop a state performance plan/annual performance report (SPP/APR) that evaluates the state’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of the IDEA and describes how the state will improve its implementation.
The SPP/APRs include indicators that measure child and family outcomes and other indicators that measure compliance with the requirements of the IDEA.
A state is required to submit a state performance plan (SPP) at least every six years. Each year, states must report against the targets in its SPP in an annual performance report (APR).
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) uses information from the SPP/APR, information obtained through monitoring visits, and any other public information to annually determine if the state:
Meets requirements and purposes of the IDEA
Needs assistance in implementing the requirements of Part B or Part C of the IDEA
Needs intervention in implementing the requirements of Part B or Part C of the IDEA
Needs substantial intervention in implementing the requirements of Part B or Part C of the IDEA
Access each state/territory's state performance plan/annual performance report (SPP/APR) letters.
Access 2014 to the most current SPP/APR letters on OSERS' IDEA website (with added search functions).
Access 2004 to 2016 SPP/APR letters on OSERS website.
IDEA Determinations Fact Sheets
IDEA Determinations Fact Sheets provides information about the state determinations on implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including the determination category for each state under Part B and Part C
- 2016 | PDF (111KB)
- 2015 | PDF (111KB)
- 2014 | PDF (30KB)
- 2013 | PDF (107KB)
- 2012 | PDF (106KB)
- 2011 | PDF (130KB)
- 2010 | PDF (130KB)
- 2009 | PDF (130KB)
- 2008 | PDF (130KB)
- 2007 | PDF (130KB)
How the Department Made Determinations
How the Department Made Determinations under Section 616(d) of IDEA Part B in 2015: Entities with Determinations Based on Compliance.
Forms and Supporting Documents
Below are general guidance and instructions, tables and templates, and additional resources for states to develop their state performance plan/annual performance report (SPP/APR).
Results Driven Accountability Graphics and Data Files