Continuous Improvement Focused Monitoring System and General Supervision
The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires every state to have a general supervision system in place that monitors the implementation of IDEA. The system must enforce state and federal requirements and ensure positive outcomes for students with disabilities. Through this system, states must monitor the status of local education agencies (LEAs) on 17 Results and Compliance Indicators, including graduation and dropout rates, assessments, disproportionality, least restrictive environment (LRE), parent involvement, evaluation timelines, postsecondary transition, postsecondary results, correction of noncompliance and the submission of timely and accurate data. The Office of Special Education is responsible for this general supervision.
LEAs are monitored yearly on each indicator with the exception of Indicator 13, which is on a three-year rotation.
Information and Guidance on each Indicator as well as related monitoring information may be found on the Monitoring Guidance page.
Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Determinations
IDEA 2004 requires states to make annual “Determinations” on the performance of each Local Education Agency in implementing the requirements and purposes of the IDEA 2004, with regard to the provision of special education and related services. Determinations are a way of designating the status of local districts into one of four categories, as outlined in 34 CFR§ 300.600.
- Meets Requirements
- Needs Assistance
- Needs Intervention
- Needs Substantial Intervention
Prior to November, 2018, ‘Determination Designations’ were based solely upon six (6) Federal Compliance Indicators. The Indiana DOE/Office of Special Education, from November 2018 going forward, following the lead of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), has initiated a “Results Driven Accountability and Differentiated Support” (RDA) system. The RDA system includes Compliance and Results elements, and Data Timeliness, resulting in a differentiated technical assistance and professional development system to support the individual districts based upon their determination designation.
RDA Determination Letters
- RDA Determinations for FFY 2017 (SY 17-18) - Issued 12/13/2018
RDA Public Reporting Indicators
- RDA Public Reporting for FFY 2017 (SY 17-18) - Issued 11/27/2018
Findings of Noncompliance
The IDOE issues LEAs Findings of Noncompliance for Compliance Indicators 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, and/or 13. LEAs are required to correct the identified noncompliance as soon as possible but in no case greater that one year. LEAs are notified of any noncompliance annually. Letters notifying LEAs of Status of Compliance are sent out in the fall of each year. (If you are looking for information on a particular LEA, use the "Find" feature in your PDF reader and search by corporation number.)
- Status of Compliance Notifications FFY 2016 (SY 16-17) (issued 11/30/2017)
- Status of Compliance Notifications FFY 2015 (SY 15-16) (issued 12/05/2016)
- Status of Compliance Notifications FFY 2014 (SY 14-15) (issued 12/08/2015)
IDEA 2004 requires states to make annual determinations on the performance of each LEA in implementing the requirements and purposes of the IDEA 2004, with regard to the provision of special education and related services. Determinations are a way of designating the status of local districts into one of four categories, as outlined in 34 CFR§ 300.600.
- Local Determinations for FFY 2016 (SY16/17) (issued 01/26/18)
- Local Determinations for FFY 2015 (SY15/16)
- Local Determinations for FFY 2014 (SY14-15) (issued 11/10/16)
- Local Determinations for FFY 2013 (SY13-14) (issued 11/05/15)
- Information about Local Determinations (revised 09/01/2017)
- Status of Compliance Notifications FFY 2013 (SY 13-14) (issued 11/26/2014)
- Status of Compliance Notifications FFY 2012 (SY 12-13) (issued 11/26/2013)
Once Local Determinations have been calculated, LEAs are notified of their Local Determination score and status.
Results Driven Accountability and Differentiated Support
- Annual determination of State performance based on APR for FFY 2012 - Letter from OSEP
IDEA 2004 requires each state to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP) outlining the State’s monitoring of each of the 17 federal indicators, referenced above, as well as Indiana’s plan for improving the statewide performance of each indicator. The SPP is updated each year in February to include any changes to Indiana’s procedures and practices.
As a companion to the SPP, IDEA 2004 requires each state to submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) on the processes and results outlined in the SPP. The APR is submitted to the federal government on February 1 of each year and includes Indiana’s statewide performance on each Indicator for the subsequent school year. The report also includes an update on the progress of the programs outlined in the SPP.
- Compliance/Results Indicator Data For All Corporations Compared to Targets SY2016-2017
- Compliance/Results Indicator Data For All Corporations Compared to Targets SY2015-2016
- Number of Students Assessed with Accommodations SY2016-2017
- SPP/APR for FFY 2017
Other Public Reporting
In addition to updating its SPP and submitting its APR in February each year, each state is also required to publicly post other data and information throughout the year.