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State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Requirement

The IDEA requires each state to develop a state performance plan/annual performance report (SPP/APR) that evaluates the state’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of the IDEA and describes how the state will improve its implementation.

The SPP/APR includes indicators that measure child and family outcomes and other indicators that measure compliance with the requirements of the IDEA. 

The indicators in Part B of IDEA fall into three monitoring priority areas:

  1. Provision of a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE)
  2. State exercise of general supervision, including child find, effective monitoring, the use of resolution meetings, mediation, and a system of transition services
  3. Disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services, to the extent the representation is the result of inappropriate identification.

Colorado's SPP/APR

A state is required to submit the SPP/APR every year.

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

The SPP’s Indicator 17 is a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). The SSIP is a comprehensive, ambitious, yet achievable multi-phase plan for improving results for students with disabilities. Colorado has chosen improving literacy knowledge and skills of students who are in kindergarten through third grade as the focus of its SSIP.

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Theory of Action

Colorado SSIP Action Plan (PDF)

Structured Literacy Project 

Structured Literacy Project FACTS (PDF)

Administrative Unit (AU) SPP/APR Indicator Profiles

Administrative Unit (AU) SPP/APR 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 SPP/APR.

SPP/APR Indicator Data

The SPP/APR contains measurable and rigorous targets in the following 17 indicators.

*Indicators in blue (above) are “result indicators” in which States are evaluated based on their achievement on the given indicator.

**Indicators in green (above) are “compliance indicators” in which States are evaluated based on the extent to which they are compliant with IDEA in the given indicator area.

IDEA Data Center (IDC) SPP/APR Indicator Card 2020-2025

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Family Information 

If you would like a hard copy of the SPP/APR, please contact:

Orla Bolger
Supervisor, Data and Monitoring Liaison
Email Orla Bolger
Phone: (720) 921-0524

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