Department releases 2017 Determination Letters on state implementation of IDEA

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

WASHINGTON (July 20, 2017)—The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services released its 2017 state determinations on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of Part B and Part C for fiscal year 2015 on June 28-29.

The 2004 amendments to the IDEA require each state to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) that evaluates the state’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of the IDEA, and describes how the state will improve its implementation.

The IDEA details four categories for the Secretary of Education’s determinations. A state’s determination may be:

  • Meets the requirements and purposes of IDEA;
  • Needs assistance in implementing the requirements of IDEA;
  • Needs intervention in implementing the requirements of IDEA; or
  • Needs substantial intervention in implementing the requirements of IDEA.

 

View 2017 Determination Letters Fact Sheet (Revised July 12, 2017)

View 2017 SPP/APRs for Part B

View 2017 SPP/APRs for Part C