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 17 indicators that were established by the US Department of Education. These indicators fall into three monitoring priority areas identified by OSEP:
- Provision of a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE)
- State exercise of general supervision, including child find, effective monitoring, the use of resolution meetings, mediation, and a system of transition services
- Disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services, to the extent the representation is the result of inappropriate identification.
2018 Federal Determination for Special Education
For additional information about the Office of Special Education Program's state level determination, please see the Colorado State Determination on the OSEP website.
The current SPP/APR was originally submitted in February 2013. It is updated in February of every year.
- Colorado State Performance Plan for Special Education, FFY 2016 (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase One (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Two (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Three (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Three, Year 2 (PDF)
- SPP FFY 2012 OSEP Determination and the New Direction for SPP/APR (PDF)
- Colorado FFY 2005-2010 State Performance Plan for Special Education, original submission December 2005 (PDF)
Administrative Unit (AU) State Performance Plan Indicator Profiles
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.
- Families of Students with Disabilities - Informed & Active, Updated August 2016 (PDF)
- Famlias de Estudiantes con Discapacidades - Informados y Activos, May, 2014 (PDF)
YOUR INPUT COUNTS!
There are four ways to participate in the survey:
- Visit the link you received on your letter
- Call 303-866-6846 inside the Metro Denver area or 1-877-834-0588 outside Metro Denver
- Complete the survey you received with your letter and mail it in the envelope
- Complete the survey you received with your letter and fax it to 303-866-6767
Under Part B of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Colorado is required to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP) that evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA Part B and how the State will improve its implementation. The SPP contains measurable and rigorous targets for indicators that were established by the US Department of Education. Colorado uses a parent survey to measure Indicator 8: Parent Involvement. Specifically, Indicator 8 "measures the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities." We want to thank families for taking the time to help us improve education and services for students with disabilities by the completion of this survey. For more information, please contact Joyce Thiessen-Barrett, at 303-866-6757 or Email Joyce Barrett.
If you would like a hard copy of the SPP/APR , please contact:
Wendy Sawtell, Part B and State Performance Plan Coordinator
Phone: (303) 866-6749
Email Wendy Sawtell