Welcome to the State of Missouri’s SPP/APR stakeholder information page. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) established the State Performance Plan (SPP) which is a series of special education “indicators” that measure the state’s and each LEA’s services and results for students with disabilities.
The Office of Special Education works with stakeholders to set annual targets, or goals, for how the state and LEAs should perform on these indicators. Use the following information to become familiar with the indicators.
- Indicators 1 & 2: Graduation and Dropout
Indicator 1: Percent of youth with IEPs exiting from high school with a regular high school diploma
Indicator 2: Percent of youth with IEPs dropping out of high school
- Indicator 3: State assessment participation and proficiency
Indicator 3: (A) Participation rate for children with IEPs, (B) Proficiency rate for children with IEPs against grade-level academic standards, (C) Proficiency rate for children with IEPs against alternate academic achievement standards, (D) Gap in proficiency rates for children with IEPs and all students against grade-level academic achievement standards. (Updates Coming Soon)
- Indicators 4a & 4b: Discipline Suspension / Expulsion
Indicator 4a: Percent of LEAs with significant discrepancy.
Indicator 4b: Percent of LEAs with significant discrepancy by race/ethnicity
- Indicator 5: School-age Least Restrictive Environments
Indicator 5: Percent of children with IEPs aged 5K-21 served:
- A: Inside the regular class 80% or more of the day
- B: Inside the regular class less than 40% of the day
- C: In separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements
- Indicator 6: Early Childhood Special Education Environments
Indicator 6: Percent of children with IEPs aged 3 through PK5 attending a:
- A: Regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program
- B: Separate special education class, separate school or residential facility
- C: Receiving special education and related services in the home
- Indicator 7: Early childhood outcomes
Indicator 7: Percent of preschool children ages 3 - 5 with IEPs with improved (A) Positive social-emotional skills, (B) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills, (C) Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
- Indicator 8: Parent Involvement
Indicator 8: Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.
- Indicator 9 & 10: Disproportionality in identification by race/ethnicity
Indicator 9: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification.Indicator 10: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification.
- Indicator 11: Child Find
Indicator 11: Percent of children evaluated within 60 days of parental consent or state timeframe. In Missouri our current target is 100%. This indicator does not need a new target set.
- Indicator 12: Early Childhood Transition
Indicator 12: Percent of children found Part B eligible with IEP implemented by 3rd birthday. In Missouri our current target is 100%. This indicator does not need a new target set.
- Indicator 13: Secondary Transition
Indicator 13: Percent of youth ages 16+ with measurable, annually updated IEP goals and appropriate transition assessment, services, and courses. In Missouri our current target is 100%. This indicator does not need a new target set.
- Indicator 14: Post School Outcomes
Indicator 14: Percent of youth with IEPs, no longer in school, (A) Enrolled in higher education; (B) Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed; (C) Enrolled in higher education, other postsecondary education, or training program or competitively employed or in some other employemnt, within one year of leaving high school.
- Indicators 15 & 16: Resolutions Sessions and Mediations
Indicator 15: Percent of hearing requests that went to resolution sessions that were resolved through resolution session settlement agreements.
Indicator 16: Percent of Mediations held that resulted in mediation agrements.
- Indicator 17: State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
Indicator 17: The SPP (State Performance Plans) and the APR (Annual Performance Reports) includes comprehensive, ambitious, achievable, multi-year SSIP, with Phase I analysis, Phase II plan, Phase III implementation and evaluation, with stakeholder engagement in all phases, for improving results for children with disabilities.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B program receives 100% percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For Federal Fiscal Year 2020, the total amount of grant funds awarded was $249,941,500.