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.
OSSE serves as the State Educational Agency (SEA) for the District of Columbia. OSSE ensures compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 USC. § 1400 et seq. (IDEA) for children with disabilities who receive special education and related services from LEAs and other public agencies in the District of Columbia.
In FFY 2018, the District of Columbia's student population included 13,369 children with disabilities. In FFY 2018, children in the District of Columbia were served by 65 LEAs, including the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and 64 public charter school LEAs.
Publicly Reporting Data for Indicators 3B, and 3C
OSSE's public report related to State-wide assessments can be found at results.osse.dc.gov/state/DC.
Related Content: Specialized Education Data and Reports