IDEA 2004 requires each State to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP). The SPP helps the state evaluate its efforts in implementing the requirements and purposes of the IDEA.The SPP includes baseline data, measurable and rigorous targets, and improvement activities for 20 SPP indicators such as meeting evaluation timelines for early childhood transition (SPP 12).
SPP targets are publicly reported and accessible online.
By publicly reporting the SPP targets: schools make informed, data driven decisions to impact program effectiveness and children/youth experience effective programs and services that ensure positive outcomes.
Federal regulation requires children participating in early intervention programs (ECI) and who will participate in preschool programs in a District or Charter school must experience a smooth and effective transition to those preschool programs.
State Performance Plan (SPP) 12 measures the percent of children referred by early intervention programs prior to age 3, who are found eligible for preschool programs in local education agencies, and who have an individualized education program (IEP) developed and implemented by their third birthday.