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Massachusetts State Performance Plan (MA SPP) and Annual Performance Reports (MA APR) Target Setting

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) says that each state must submit a state performance plan/annual performance report (SPP/APR) to the federal government. This SPP/APR explains how the state is working to meet IDEA's requirements. SPP/APRs include:

  • Indicators that measure child and family outcomes. These are called "Performance Indicators." There are eight Performance Indicators.
  • Indicators that measure compliance with IDEA. These are called "Compliance Indicators." There are nine Compliance Indicators.

You can see school district data for our state's Performance and Compliance Indicators on the Massachusetts School and District Profiles website.

Every year on February 1st, Massachusetts submits our state's SPP/APR to the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Every six years, OSEP requires our state to set new targets for the Performance Indicators.

We'd like your input as we set new targets from now until school year 2025-2026.

Please click on the links below to learn more about these Indicators. Each Indicator has a survey so that you can tell us what you think Indicator targets should be. You can also tell us how you think we can improve education and outcomes for students who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Thank you for your help!

Last Updated: December 15, 2021

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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