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Annual Performance Report (APR)

Administrative Unit (AU) State Performance Plan Indicator Profiles - Reports to the Public

IDEA 2004 requires state's 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 (SPP). Indicators reported to the public are a mixture of performance and compliance indicators.

Colorado's Level of Determination

34 CFR §300.603 requires that the U.S. Department of Education-Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) make determinations based on information provided by the State in the State's annual performance report, information obtained through monitoring visits, and any other public information made available. OSEP determines if the State:

  • Meets Requirements;
  • Needs Assistance;
  • Needs Intervention;
  • Needs Substantial Intervention

in its ability to carry out the duties required of Part B of the Act.

On June 27, 2012, Colorado received its determination letter for the FFY 2010-2011. Colorado is in the Meets Requirement category for the first year.

If you would like more information regarding Colorado's level of determination or enforcement actions imposed by OSEP, please contact:

Wendy Sawtell, SPP/APR Coordinator
Phone: (303) 866-6749


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