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State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)
State Performance Plan/ Annual Performance Reports (SPP/APR)
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.
The indicators in Part B of IDEA fall into three monitoring priority areas:
- 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.
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 their SPP in an annual performance report (APR).
- Colorado's Part B SPP/APR FFY 2021 submitted in 2023 (Word)
- Colorado’s Part B SPP/APR FFY 2020 submitted in 2022 (Word)
- Colorado’s Part B SPP/APR FFY 2019 submitted in 2021 (Word)
- Colorado’s Part B SPP/APR FFY 2018 submitted in 2020 (Word)
- Colorado’s Part B SPP/APR FFY 2017 submitted in 2019 (PDF)
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
The SPP’s Indicator 17 is a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The SSIP is a comprehensive, ambitious, yet achievable multi-phase plan for improving results for students with disabilities. Colorado has chosen improving literacy knowledge and skills of students who are in kindergarten through third grade as the focus of its SSIP.
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase One (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Two (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Three, Year 1 (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Three, Year 2 (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Three, Year 3 (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Three, Year 4 (PDF)
- State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) - Phase Three, Year 5 (PDF)
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Theory of Action
Colorado SSIP Action Plan (PDF)
Structured Literacy Project
Structured Literacy Project FACTS (PDF)
Administrative Units' Progress on The SPP/APR Indicators
Administrative Unit (AU) SPP/APR 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 SPP/APR.
SPP/APR Indicator Data
The SPP/APR contains measurable and rigorous targets in the following 17 indicators. Please click indicators of your interest to learn more about them.
Indicator 3A - State Assessment Participation*
Indicator 3B: State Assessment Proficiency (Grade Level Academic Achievement Standards)*
Indicator 3C: State Assessment Proficiency (Alternate Academic Achievement Standards)*
Indicator 3D: Gap in Proficiency Rates (Grade Level Academic Achievement Standards)*
Indicator 9 - Disproportionate Representation in Special Education**
Indicator 10 - Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories**
Indicator 11 - Timely Initial Evaluation**
Indicator 12 - Part C to B Transition**
*Indicators in blue (above) are “result indicators” in which States are evaluated based on their achievement on the given indicator.
**Indicators in green (above) are “compliance indicators” in which States are evaluated based on the extent to which they are compliant with IDEA in the given indicator area.
- Families of Students with Disabilities - Informed & Active, Updated August 2016 (PDF)
- Familias de Estudiantes con Discapacidades - Informados y Activos, May 2014 (PDF)
If you would like a hard copy of the SPP/APR, please contact:
Supervisor, Data and Monitoring Liaison
Email Gloria Durosko
Phone: (720) 822-5102
Email Alyssa Ohleyer
Phone: (720) 737-2617
Email Orla Bolger
Phone: (720) 921-0524
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