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State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report

State Performance Plan

The State Performance Plan is the State's plan to the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that evaluates the State's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B of the IDEA and how the State will improve the implementation of IDEA Part B. The SPP contains measurable and rigorous targets in 20 indicators that were established by the US Department of Education. These indicators fall into three monitoring priority areas identified by OSEP:

  1. Provision of a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE)
  2. State exercise of general supervision, including child find, effective monitoring, the use of resolution meetings, mediation, and a system of transition services
  3. Disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services, to the extent the representation is the result of inappropriate identification.

The current SPP/APR was originally submitted in February 2013. It is updated in February of every year.

  • Administrative Unit (AU) State Performance Plan Indicator Profiles - Reports to the Public
    • IDEA 2004 requires the State to report to the public on each AU's performance compared to state targets and state performance for 14 indicators from the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). Indicators reported to the public are a mixture of performance and compliance indicators.
  • SPP Indcators - A Visual Graphic, July 2014 (PDF)
    Understanding the State Performance Plan (SPP) - This document provides web links to assist in the development of knowledge and understanding of the SPP and the 17 Indicators.


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For more information, or if you would like a hard copy of the SPP/APR, please contact:

Wendy Sawtell, Part B State Performance Plan Coordinator
Phone: (303) 866-6749


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.


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