APR Target Setting



Every six years, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) revises a list of indicators to which states and districts are held accountable under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act). For school-age programs, the set of seventeen includes compliance and performance indicators that focus on key elements of the IDEA such as timeliness of evaluation, early childhood growth and achievement, equity in discipline, and secondary transition. The full list of indicators is available for you to review in the resource list below. Compliance indicator targets are set by OSEP at 100% compliance, but states set the targets for performance indicators. Targets must be set with the input and guidance of stakeholders who represent all aspects of special education in a state: parents and students, districts, state agencies, support organizations and advocates. Participants should also represent the diversity of the state by age, disability status and type, region, race and ethnicity, gender, tribal status, and wealth.


SPP/APR Year End Report 2022
Final FFY 2020-2025 SPP/APR Targets 
Initial Stakeholder Feedback on Oklahoma Targets
Recordings of Prior Steakholder Meetings - August 2021
SPP/APR Indicator List
Federal Overview: SPP/APR
Overview of the SPP/APR Webinar
Tree of Influence: Indicator Connections
SPP/APR Indicator Data Sources

Other Resource List


*These documents includes recordings of webinars, calls and other information shared directly by OSEP and national technical assistance centers.

SPP/APR Explanation of Prior Cycle (OSEP)

SPP/APR Measurment Table (OSEP)


*This document provides the technical details about how each indicator must be calculated.

SPP/APR Universal Technical Assistance Document (OSEP)


*This document provides additional clarifications to the measurement table and other guidance on how states must calculate and submit indicator data and related content.



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Last updated on January 20, 2023