Target Setting Guide: Federal Requirements and OSEP Guidance

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Statute

“In general, as a part of the State performance plan described under paragraph (1), each State shall establish measurable and rigorous targets for the indicators established under the priority areas described in subsection (a)(3).” (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A))

SPP/APR Instructions Requirements for Stakeholder Participation

The Part C State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (Part C SPP/APR) General Instructions specifies, for each year that covers the years of the SPP (FFY 2020 through FFY 2025), that targets for each SPP/APR indicator must be established with broad stakeholder input.

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OSEP Guidance Regarding Targets and Baselines

The OSEP SPP/APR Universal Technical Assistance for FFY 2020-2025 document includes additional guidance from OSEP regarding baselines and targets:

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