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Report to the Public: Part B FFY 2015

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Legislative Authority

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) requires states to publicly report Local Education Agency (LEA) performance against targets established in the State Performance Plan (SPP) no later than 120 days after the State's submission of its Annual Performance Report (APR). The SPP is a six year plan that describes the state’s efforts to implement the requirements of IDEA and improve results for children with IEPs. It articulates how the District of Columbia will improve its performance on prescribed Indicators. The state must report, in its Annual Performance Report (APR), on its progress toward meeting the measurable and rigorous targets detailed in its SPP. The District of Columbia SPP and APR are available on OSSE's website:

Local Education Agency (LEA) Definition

In FFY 2015, the District of Columbia had a total of 63 LEAs, which included the District of Columbia Public Schools and 62 public charter LEAs. During FFY 2015, 12 of 62 public charter LEAs were DCPS dependent charters for the purposes of special education. District charters are public charter LEAs who elect to use DCPS as their LEA for the purpose of special education. For purposes of IDEA reporting for special education indicators, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) data includes District charters. Therefore, there were a total of 51 LEAs for purposes of this report.

Please note that for Indicators 1, 2, 4, and 14 the LEA list reflects LEAs in existence during the 2014-15 school year. This distinction is due to the fact that, pursuant to OSEP guidelines, the data used to calculate performance is data from the prior school year.

Publicly Reporting Data for Indicators 3B, and 3C

OSSE's public report related to State-wide assessments can be found at:

Related Content: Specialized Education Data and Reports