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Indicator Profiles

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.


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; or needs substantial intervention in its ability to carry out the duties required of Part B of the Act.

In June, 2015, Colorado received its Results-Driven Accountability determination for the FFY 2013. Colorado is in the Needs Assistance category.

Continuous Improvement Process (CIP)

Continuous Improvement Process (CIP)


Data Reports

Special Education Data Reports


Performance Report

State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)


Results Driven Accountability

Results Driven Accountability (RDA)
Results Driven Accountability (RDA) is the accountability system in which general supervision and monitoring emphasize compliance as well as academic results of students with disabilities.


If you would like a hard copy of the SPP/APR or more information regarding Colorado's level of determination or enforcement actions imposed by OSEP, please contact:

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


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