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Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
Instruction Sheet

Paperwork Burden Statement

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number.  The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1820-0624.  It is estimated that respondents will spend approximately 500 hours when maintaining the SPP and 5,200 hours completing the APR.  (The SPP is to be completed once, due December 2, 2005, and the APR is to be completed annually thereafter.  The first APR was due February 1, 2007.)  These times include such things as reviewing instructions, searching any existing data resources, gathering needed data, and completing and reviewing the information collection.  If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimates or suggestions for improving this form please write to the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-4651.  If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form write directly to the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Potomac Center Plaza, 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20202-4700

  1. General Instructions

Information Collection 1820-0624, Part B State Performance Plan (Part B – SPP) and Annual Performance Report (Part B – APR), contains both Part B – SPP and Part B – APR instructions.  The instruction sheet is divided into four sections:  1) General Instructions; 2) State Performance Plan; 3) Annual Performance Report; and 4) Related Requirements.  States are encouraged to make note of the following due dates and implement a development schedule accordingly:

By February 1, 2010, States must submit:

  1. Baseline data, targets and, as needed, improvement activities for Indicators 6 and 7 (using the SPP template).  In addition, the State must indicate where, on its Web site, a complete copy of the State’s revised SPP is available.
  2. The State’s FFY 2008 Part B APR, which must contain actual target data from FFY 2008 and other responsive APR information for Indicators 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20. 
  3. Information to address any deficiencies identified in OSEP’s letter responding to the States February 2, 2009 SPP/APR.

When completing the SPP and APR, States will need to use the following parts of Information Collections 1820-0624 and 1820-0677.

SPP Materials –

APR Materials –

As noted in the conference report to HR 1350, it is Congress’ expectation that SPPs, indicators, and targets will be developed with broad stakeholder input and public dissemination.  Therefore, the State is required to provide information in the Overview to State Performance Plan Development section of the SPP template to specify how the State:  1) Obtained ‘broad input’ from stakeholders related to new indicators and revisions to the SPP; and 2) Disseminated the SPP to the public.  Similarly, in the APR, the State is to provide a description of the process the State used to develop the APR.  The description must include how and when the State will report annually to the public on: 1) the State’s progress and/or slippage in meeting the ‘measurable and rigorous targets’ found in the SPP; and 2) the performance of each local educational agency (LEA) located in the State on the targets in the SPP.

The Part B Indicator Measurement Table lists the Monitoring Priorities and Indicators, required data sources and measurement and instructions for providing the required information for each indicator.  In addition to the percentages required in the indicators, States are required to provide actual numbers used in the calculations.  In examining data, States are encouraged to use the strategies and questions provided in the Using Data to Guide Improvement Efforts:  Data Analysis workshop.  These questions can be accessed at http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/bapr/index.html

States may add indicators if there are additional areas that the State wishes to track and measure.  If additional indicators are added the State is to include a data source, measurement, and calculation for each indicator added.  In addition, the State must include targets and data to address its performance against the targets the State establishes for those additional indicators.

States are allowed to use sampling when so indicated on the Part B Indicator Measurement Table. When sampling is used, a description of the sampling methodology outlining how the design will yield valid and reliable estimates must be submitted to OSEP.  The description must describe the: (a) sampling procedures followed (e.g., random/stratified, forms validation); and (b) similarity or differences of the sample to the population of students with disabilities (e.g., how all aspects of the population such as disability category, race, age, gender, etc. will be represented).  The description must also include how the State Education Agency addresses any problems with: (1) response rates; (2) missing data; and (3) selection bias.

Samples from LEAs must be representative of each of the LEAs sampled considering such variables as disability categories, age, race, and gender.  If a State chooses to sample LEAs, all LEAs with average daily memberships (ADM) of over 50,000 must be included in the sample.  States have the option of sampling within some LEAs and using a census (i.e., obtaining data from the total targeted population) in other LEAs.  Relative to small districts, the State shall not report to the public or the Secretary any information on performance that would result in the disclosure of personally identifiable information about individual children or where the available data is insufficient to yield statistically reliable information, i.e., numbers are too small.

For indicators that permit sampling, the State must include in its report on the performance of LEAs the most recently available performance data on each LEA and the date the data were obtained.  If a State is using sampling for one or more indicators, the State must sample on the performance of each LEA on each of those indicators at least once during the course of the SPP.  Further, if a State is using sampling, the State must collect data from a representative sample of LEAs each year in order to report on State performance annually.

Submit a copy of the APR to the following address:

U.S. Department of Education
ATTN: Janet Scire / Mail Stop 2600
LBJ Basement Level 1
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

If available, a corresponding electronic text file of the SPP and/or APR should be submitted to OSERS.bapr@ed.gov

The submission requirements, tables, and templates that should be used to complete the Part B SPP and/or APR can be accessed electronically at http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/monitor/index.html.


*Monitoring Priorities, indicators, and measurements included on the Part B Indicator Measurement Table are to be used to populate designated sections of the SPP and APR Templates.  Populated templates can be found at http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/bapr/index.html

*State Education Agencies are not required to provide the actual numbers for Indicators 5, 6, 16, 17, 18, and 19 because they are using 618 State-reported data for these Indicators.

If you have any further questions about the SPP and/or APR and/or the submission options listed above, please contact your Part B State contact.


  1. State Performance Plan (SPP)

The State Performance Plan (FFY 2005-2010) was submitted on December 2, 2005 and is to be reviewed by the State at least once every six years.  The Secretary shall review each SPP.  A SPP shall be deemed approved by the Secretary unless the Secretary makes a written determination, prior to the expiration of the 120-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary received the plan, that the plan does not meet the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 1416, including the specific provisions described at 20 U.S.C. 1416(b).

States are to provide information, as instructed, in the following section of the SPP Template:

Overview of State Performance Plan Development:

Information found in the following sections of the SPP Template is provided by the Secretary:

Monitoring Priority:

  • A prioritized area in which State and local education agencies’ performance is measured.  Monitoring priorities are determined by the Secretary.

Indicator:

  • A statement used to help quantify and/or qualify a monitoring priority.  Indicators are determined by the Secretary.

Measurement:

  • Specific measures, determined by the Secretary and in designated cases by the State, used to quantify or qualify given indicators.  Measurements are determined by the Secretary or in designated cases by the State.

 

States are to provide information, as instructed, in the following sections of the SPP Template:

 

Overview of Issue/Description of System or Process:

Baseline Data:

Discussion of Baseline Data:

FFY:

Measurable and Rigorous Target:

Improvement Activities/Timelines/Resources:

 


  1. Annual Performance Report

The State Annual Performance Report is to be submitted annually in accordance with 20 U.S.C. 1416(b)(2)(C)(ii)(II).  The State shall report annually to the public on the performance of each local educational agency located in the State on the targets in the State’s performance plan.  The State shall report annually to the Secretary and the public on the performance of the State under the State’s performance plan.

 

States are to provide information, as instructed, in the following section of the APR Template:

 

Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

Information found in the following sections of the APR Template is provided by the Secretary:

Monitoring Priority:

  • A prioritized area in which States and local education agencies’ performance is measured.  Monitoring priorities are determined by the Secretary.

Indicator:

  • A statement used to help quantify and/or qualify a monitoring priority.  Indicators are determined by the Secretary.

Measurement:

Specific measures, determined by the Secretary and in designated cases by the State, used to quantify or qualify given indicators.  Measurements are determined by the Secretary or in designated cases by the State.

States are to provide information, as instructed, the following sections of the APR Template:

FFY:

Measurable and Rigorous Target:

Actual Target Data for (Insert FFY):

Discussion of Improvement Activities Completed and Explanation of Progress or Slippage that occurred for (Insert FFY):

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets / Improvement Activities / Timelines / Resources for (Insert FFY):


  1. Related Requirements

This document includes a list of the Monitoring Priorities and Indicators and the requirements from the statutes and regulations that are related to each Priority and Indicator.  The purpose of this document is to inform States of the statutory and/or regulatory requirements related to each Indicator that will be reviewed by OSEP as part of Focused Monitoring.  That is, if OSEP determines that it will do Focused Monitoring in a State because that State is low performing or in noncompliance with a specific indicator, OSEP will review the Related Requirements for that Indicator as part of the Focused Monitoring.  OSEP encourages States to examine their general supervision systems to determine how they address these Related Requirements.

 

 


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