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DETERMINATION LETTERS for IDEA

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DETERMINATION LETTERS ON STATE IMPLEMENTATION OF IDEA
JUNE 2009


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services released State determinations on implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Part B and Part C for fiscal year 2007. The 2004 Amendments to the IDEA require each State to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP) 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 Part B SPP includes baseline data, measurable and rigorous targets, and improvement activities for 20 indicators such as graduation rate, dropout rate, participation and performance on assessments, meeting evaluation timelines, and ensuring that complaints and hearings are resolved within required timelines. The Part C SPP includes baseline data, measurable and rigorous targets, and improvement activities for 14…