Data Sources, Rules and Definitions
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), each state is required to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP) that evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA 2004. The State must establish measurable targets for the performance of Students with Disabilities (SWD) on 17 performance indicators defined by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Georgia’s SPP and its current Annual Performance Report (APR) are posted on the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Special Education Services and Supports website. In addition to the SPP/APR, OSEP requires all states to report annually to the public on the performance of each Local Educational Agency (LEA) located in the state on the targets established in the State Performance Plan.
The purpose of The Division for Special Education Services and Supports Annual Reports is to provide information on the data indicators that measure both the State and individual LEA annual progress compared to the targets established in the SPP. This document is organized by performance indicators and provides guidance on the data sources, methods of calculations, and data definitions for each indicator.