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SoonerStart is required to set targets for Oklahoma’s IDEA Part C State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) indicators for the FFY 2020-2025 submission to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Targets must be determined with the input and guidance of stakeholders who represent all aspects of early childhood programs in Oklahoma: parents, early intervention staff, state agencies, support organizations and early childhood advocates

What is Target Setting?

Target setting is the process states use, with broad stakeholder input, to determine measurable and rigorous benchmarks for results-based indicators. These indicators include services in the natural environment, child outcomes, family outcomes, and child find. Targets are the expected levels of performance or progress for each indicator. Targets are defined as percentage values based on a review of past performance and other state factors. [1]

Why is Target Setting Important?

  • Targets establish expectations for performance throughout the state
  • Targets assist in assessing where to focus improvement
  • Targets motivate for improving performance and celebrating success
  • Targets serve as guides for monitoring progress

SoonerStart Proposed Targets for FFY 2020-2025

SoonerStart conducted meetings in September and October 2021 to solicit public input for the FFY 2020-2025 State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.

SoonerStart invited parent members of the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC), parent center staff, parents from local and statewide advocacy and advisory committees, and individual parents with children currently or previously receiving SoonerStart services to engage in target setting, analyzing data, developing improvement strategies, and evaluating progress.

The SoonerStart FFY 2020-2025 State Performance Plan Proposed Targets, based on broad stakeholder input, may be viewed HERE. With the agreement of the SoonerStart ICC, these targets will be included in the FFY 2020 Annual Performance Report to be submitted in February 2022.

Comments and/or questions are welcomed and may be emailed to

*The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems.

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Last updated on November 18, 2021