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 the percent of children (three to fives years of age) with IEPs, who demonstrate improved outcomes (SPP 7).
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.
State Performance Plan (SPP) 7 measures the percent of preschool children ages three to fives years with individualized education programs (IEP) who demonstrate improved:
- Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships)
- Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication [and early literacy])
- Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs
All districts and charters use a child outcomes measurement process to gather data on the three childhood outcomes for children in Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD). The data are used to measure a child's progress on the three outcomes while receiving services in a district's PPCD program.
Progress data are collected at entry and exit and are recorded on Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF). Completed COSF form(s) remain in the child's eligibility folder.