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Report to the Public: Part B FFY 2017

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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 the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) website.

Local Education Agency (LEA) Definition

In FFY 2017, the District of Columbia's student population included 13,315 children with disabilities. (Data Source: OSSE FFY 2017 Child Count) In FFY 2017, children in the District of Columbia were served by 66 LEAs, including the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and 65 public charter school LEAs.

Please note that for Indicators 1, 2, 4, and 14 the LEA list reflects LEAs in existence during the 2016-2017 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