State Performance Plan

What is the State Performance Plan?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), requires each state to develop a State Performance Plan. This SPP describes how the state will improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities, ages 3-21, and comply with IDEA 2004. Illinois' Part B SPP was first submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), in December 2005. 

Illinois' SPP was developed with significant input from the Illinois State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities (ISAC) and other stakeholders. The Illinois State Performance Plan is available on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) website (

How Are Outcomes of Students with Disabilities Measured?

The SPP represents ISBEs plan for improving outcomes of children with disabilities in Illinois. Through an Annual Performance Report (APR), ISBE measures and reports on the performance of children with disabilities using 20 indicators associated with the five monitoring priorities. The Illinois State Board of Education has a responsibility to support districts in achieving the performance targets for each indicator and for reporting progress annually to the United States Department of Education-Office of Special Education Programs (USDOE-OSEP). Each indicator includes baseline data, annual measurable and rigorous targets, and improvement activities. The SPP is data driven, and therefore all data reported and used for planning must be valid, reliable, and verified at both the local and state level.
Subpages (1): Indicators