Administrative Unit (AU) State Performance Plan 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 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). Indicators reported to the public are a mixture of performance and compliance indicators.
Colorado's Level of Determination
34 CFR §300.603 requires that the U.S. Department of Education-Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) make determinations based on information provided by the State in the State's annual performance report, information obtained through monitoring visits, and any other public information made available. OSEP determines if the State meets requirements; needs assistance; needs intervention; or needs substantial intervention in its ability to carry out the duties required of Part B of the Act.
In June, 2017, Colorado received its Results-Driven Accountability determination for the FFY 2015. Colorado is in the Needs Assistance category.
LEA (AU) Determinations
Starting in 2017, the Colorado Department of Education Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) is using both compliance and results matrices to make determinations for each Administrative Unit (AU) under section 616(d) of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using the Result Matrix developed by the Result Matrix Workgroup and the preexisting Compliance Matrix, we consider the totality of the information we have about an AU.
Please see the resources below for more information about AU Determinations.
- AU Determination 2018 Recorded Webinar, 3/15/2018
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- AU Determination Guide Spring 2018 (PDF)
- Technical Document - How the CDE ESSU Made Determinations 2018 (DOC)
Rule Changes for Indicators 4A and 4B
The Exceptional Student Services Unit, with input from the field, has adopted new thresholds and guidelines in the supervision of Administrative Units and the measurement of data to the CDE for Indicators 4A and 4B. Thus, starting with the School Year 2016-17 discipline collection data, the ESSU will apply the new rules to Indicator 4A and 4B.
If you would like more information regarding Colorado's level of determination or enforcement actions imposed by OSEP, please contact:
Wendy Sawtell, Part B and State Performance Plan Coordinator
Phone: (303) 866-6749
Email Wendy Sawtell