Part C Data Tips: State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) Season

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Authors: Lisa Backer, Margo Smith, and Terry Long
Contributors: DaSy’s Data Managers Learning Community and Robin Nelson

Part C Data Managers, Coordinators and staff are busy year-round. And State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) season is the busiest – starting in the fall and ending with final submission in early February. Find SPP/APR instructions and measurement table on the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) website at,FFY20-25-SPP-APR-Package.

Here are the top Part C Data tasks to tackle this SPP/APR season.

Join DaSy’s Data Managers’ Office Hours on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET / 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM PT.
Please call your DaSy State Technical Assistance Liaison for the zoom link.

✅ SPP/APR Season

  • Breathe!
  • Gather and finalize data needed for each indicator.
  • Enter data analysis into a template in preparation for entering into EMAPS.
  • Review the template with the internal team.
  • Submit draft APR to DaSy for review (optional but wise).
  • Review and incorporate feedback from internal and external (DaSy?) reviewers.
  • Make final revisions.
  • Begin entering SPP/APR into EMAPS when the website is running.
  • Make notes now for what needs to change for next year.
  • Prepare for the clarification period in April.
  • Breathe!


Intended Audience

Primarily Part C Data Managers, Part C Coordinators, 619 Coordinators, their staffs/coworkers, and local program leaders and staff

About the Author

Photo: Margo Smith

Margo Smith is a DaSy consultant providing communications and other support for DaSy TA products. She has a background in journalism, data visualization, and data use in early childhood care and education TA.


Published October 2023.