The Arlington Public Schools provides a comprehensive array of programs and services from pre-school through grades 12 designed to address the needs of eligible students who have a disability and require specialized instruction.
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.
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