Posted: Fri, 09/23/2011 - 3:04pm Updated: Wed, 12/30/2020 - 8:50am
  1. RDA Data Retreats: December 1-11, 2020 (9a-1p EST) based on LEA enrollment size (see LEA-specific RDA Planning Tool for assigned date)
  2. Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Guiding Document, November 2020
  3. Due Dates:
    1. If a district has no compliance issues (no required tabs) and is designated Level 1 for Results then no action is needed, and the tool may be used voluntarily.
    2. If a district is noncompliant or designated a Level 2 or 3 for Results, please email your completed tool to by Friday, January 8, 2021.
    3. If a district had more than 1% of their students designated to participate in the Alternate Assessment (see 1% Cap tab), please complete the 1% survey no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.


Each state is required to develop a Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) that addresses 17 indicators identified by the Office of Special Education Programs. States are required to establish rigorous performance targets for each of the indicators and to submit an Annual Performance Report detailing progress toward those targets. Indiana’s Continuous Improvement Focused Monitoring System must ensure that school corporations meet federal and state requirements related to the SPP indicators and make progress toward indicator targets. In 2018 the Office of Special Education (OSE) implemented a revised accountability system known as Results Driven Accountability (RDA), which shifts the OSE’s accountability efforts from a primary emphasis on compliance to a framework that focuses on improved results for students with disabilities. While continuing to assist corporations in ensuring compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Article 7 requirements, RDA emphasizes child outcomes such as performance on assessments, graduation rates, and early childhood outcomes in addition to data timeliness. The OSE is committed to supporting corporations in improving results for all students, including students with disabilities. It is clear that a comprehensive, integrated strategy which leverages all available resources and is supported by the OSE is essential in order to fulfill the ideals of IDEA: equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for students with disabilities.

Results Driven Accountability Planning Tool and Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Guiding Document, November 2020 have been provided to all corporations. These contain both a breakdown of data, as well as assistance in root cause analysis and creation of a targeted action plan. Upon completion of the tool, the OSE and/or the Indiana Resource Network will provide more targeted technical assistance to corporations.

Part B Results and Compliance Indicators

Indicator 1: Graduation

Indicator 9 & 10: Disproportionate Representation in Special Education

Indicator 2: Dropout

Indicator 11: Initial Evaluations

Indicator 3: Assessment

Indicator 12: Part C to B Transition

Indicators 4A & 4B: Suspension/Expulsion

Indicator 13: Secondary Transition w/IEP Goals

Indicator 5: LRE Placement

Indicator 14: Post School Outcomes

Indicator 6: Preschool Settings

Indicator 15: Hearing Requests that went to Resolution

Indicator 7: Preschool Skills

Indicator 16: Mediations

Indicator 8: Parent Involvement

Indicator 17: Monitoring Priority SSIP (coming soon)
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Determination Letters

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.)

Findings of Noncompliance

Federal Reporting

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.

SPP/APR Indicators by Local Education Agency (LEA) can be found on this page.

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.