State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report


The State is required to develop a six-year performance plan that evaluates the State's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), . The State Performance Plan (SPP) illustrates how the State will continuously improve upon thisimplementation, and includes updates through the Annual Performance Report (APR) submitted each February to the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.

The 2020-21 school year began the State’s current six-year reporting cycle.

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

Each year the State reports to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on its performance in meeting identified State Performance Plan Indicator (SPPI) targets. This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (APR).

Current State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report

Archived State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reportsfor the current six-year cycle.

Some historical SPP/APRs can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's .

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Monitoring Priorities

In alignment with the IDEA, theOffice of Special Education Programsidentifies five monitoring priorities within the State Performance Plan and 17 indicators associated with these monitoring priorities.

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • SPPI 1: Graduation Rate
  • SPPI 2: Dropout Rate
  • SPPI 3: Participation and Proficiency Rates on Statewide Assessments
  • SPPI 4: Suspension and Expulsion Rates
  • SPPI 5: Education Environments (School Age)
  • SPPI 6: Preschool Environments
  • SPPI 7: Preschool Outcomes
  • SPPI 8: Parent Involvement
Disproportionate Representation
  • SPPI 9: Disproportionate Representation
  • SPPI 10: Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories
Effective General Supervision: Child Find
  • SPPI 11: Child Find
Effective General Supervision: Effective Transition
  • SPPI 12: Early Childhood Transition
  • SPPI 13: Secondary Transition
  • SPPI 14: Post-School Outcomes
Effective General Supervision: General Supervision
  • SPPI 15: Resolution Sessions
  • SPPI 16: Mediation
  • SPPI 17: State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

Data Collection

Data Collection Sampling

The United States Department of Education (USDE) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) defines the measurement methods allowed for each of the SPP/APR indicators. The specific measurement methods are outlined in the

With over 1,200 school districts and more than 600,000 students receiving special education services across the state, Texas uses a sampling approach to measure Indicator 8: Parent Involvement. Indicator 8 measures the percentage of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitate parent involvement as a means to improve services and results for children with disabilities. The Texas sampling plan for SPP Indicator 8 has been approved by OSEP.

Details of the Indicator 8 sampling plan can be found in the annual report.

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State Determinations

of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (USDE/OSEP) to review each state’s Annual Performance Report (APR) annually. Based on the information provided in the APR, information obtained through
monitoring visits, and any other public information, the USDE/OSEP will issue one of four possible state
determinations:Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention, or Needs Substantial Intervention.

The USDE determination status letters to the State of Texas as well as information concerning how the USDE made determinations can be found on the

Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) Data Year Reported Texas Determination Status / Date
FFY 2021 2021-22 Needs Assistance / June 2023
FFY 2020 2020-21 Needs Assistance / June 2022

Some historical state determinations information can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's .

Special Education Program Reporting
Contact Information

Special Populations Strategic Supports and Reporting Unit
Phone: (512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Office of Special Populations and Monitoring
Phone: (512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Consult SPEDTex, the Texas Special Education Information Center. This is a resource backed by ջ to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839)