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State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Stakeholder Engagement Session

Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2022
Time: 10:15 – 11:15 am
Place: Hershey Convention Center – in person or online
Room: To be announced

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) imposed new requirements on states for monitoring and enforcement. These requirements are detailed in the IDEA Federal Regulations at 34 CFR Part §300.600. Under these regulations each state is required to submit a State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The SPP, first submitted in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2005, and now expanded to FFY 2020-2025, is a multi-year plan to guide improvement in special education programs. It is built around federally mandated indicators of performance and compliance and includes baseline data on the state’s performance in meeting the established targets.

Beginning in 2015, all state were required to incorporate a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) into their SPP/APR. This new requirement is part of OSEP’s implementation of a revised accountability system under IDEA.

The IDEA 2004 also requires state to report annually to the public on the performance of each Local Education Agency (LEA) in the state on the targets in the SPP. Data reported in the SPP/APR are used by OSEP to determine the extent to which a state is complying with IDEA.

In order to meet to new emphasis on stakeholder engagement, the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) will be holding regular engagement sessions throughout the year.

At the March session prior to the kickoff of the PDE Conference, the SPP/APR Team will provide a brief overview of the SPP/APR and will describe the process the state used to establish indicator targets.

Resources can be found at:

Additionally, a second SPP/ APR information outreach meeting will be held at the State Task Force Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harrisburg PaTTAN or virtual Zoom – https://csiu.zoom.us/j/99194134883 

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022, 10:15 - 11:15 am


Hershey Convention Center

325 University Dr,
Hershey, PA 17033



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