Reporting EE Data

Each state is required by the US Department of Education to have in place a performance plan evaluating the state’s implementation of Part B of IDEA and describing how the state will improve such implementation. This plan is called the Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and is posted on the ISBE’s website.

Annual Performance Report (APR)

In addition, each state reports annually to the public on the performance of each of its local educational agencies according to the targets in its SPP.

The state also reports annually to the Secretary of Education on its performance in meeting its SPP targets. This report is called the Part B Annual Performance Report (APR), this report is also posted on the state’s website.

SPP Indicator 6

SPP Indicator 6 is the percent of children aged 3–5 with IEPs attending a:

A. Regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program; and;
B. Separate special education class, separate school, or residential facility.

The measurable and rigorous target Illinois set for 2017-2018 was

6A.   32.8%
6B.   30.6%

And the actual data for 2016–2017 was:

6A.   40.76%
6B.   24.94%

Illinois met our goal for 2017–18 but we have a long way to go to get to the national average, which in 2016–17 was

6A.  46.3%
6B.  25.2%

District EE Data

In Illinois EE data is reported in the District Special Education Report.  You can look up your district here.  Look for Early Childhood Educational Environment Data on page 5 and a summary of the SPP Indicators and targets on the final pages.  Or you can contact to request a copy of your recent data.  Be sure to tell us the district and use a business email address.  We are only able to share district data with a district representative.