Reports & Publications

This page contains links to special education data report and publications required under IDEA 2004.

   
DATA REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
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  State Determinations Letter
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has issued its determination of Vermont’s compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as reflected in the Annual Performance Report (APR) submitted for the 2012-2013 school year. Federal statute and regulations require Vermont to make this determination available to the public. For more information, contact Mike Bailey at (802) 479-1165 or mike.bailey@state.vt.us.
   
  Vermont State Profile
OSEP has also provided what it calls a State Profile, which provides additional data about how Vermont compares with the country, as well as summary information about the APR submitted for the 2012-2013 school year. For more information, contact Mike Bailey at (802) 479-1165 or mike.bailey@state.vt.us.
   
  A Response to Intervention (RTI) Process Cannot be Used to Delay/Deny an Evaluation for Eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
This document is an OSEP memo related to RTI that will be issued this week. We have learned, through monitoring and input from stakeholders, that some schools require a student to complete the RtI process before an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education will be conducted, even when there is reason to suspect a disability. For more information, contact Karin Edwards at (802) 479-1407 or karin.edwards@state.vt.us.
   
 

Revised Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) for FFY 2005-2012
In December of 2004 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) was signed into law. One outcome of the reauthorized IDEA is that each state is required to create and disseminate a State Performance Plan (SPP) containing measurable and rigorous targets relating to twenty performance indicators. The original SPP was submitted to OSEP on December 1, 2005. This revised SPP was submitted to OSEP with the 2009-2010 Annual Performance Report on February 1, 2012 and has been extended through the 2012-2013 school year.

Annual Performance Reports (APR)
Each state is required to report annually on the progress of the state on each indicator contained in the State Performance Plan (SPP). These Annual Performance Reports (APRs) contain progress data as measured against the SPP targets. For more information, contact Mike Bailey at (802) 479-1165 or mike.bailey@state.vt.us.

Report of Progress on the SPP Indicators:

   
 

Local Annual Performance Reports
In addition to the state-wide data available in the Annual Performance Reports (APRs), the department provides Local Annual Performance Reports for each supervisory union and supervisory district for 14 of the indicators contained in the State Performance Plan (SPP). These reports are published annually each May (after the previous school year) and have been designed to meet the local reporting requirements of IDEA.

   
 

Special Education Child Count Data Reports
The Child Count data collection reflects the status of children with disabilities eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) on December 1 of each year. The data are collected at the supervisory union level, according to state and federal statute and regulations. The collection includes demographic information, as well as information regarding placement (educational environment), educational location (facility) and compliance indicators (Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) and evaluations completed on time).

   
 

Special Education Personnel Data
The Vermont Agency of Education annually collects the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel who are employed or contracted to provide special education and related services to children with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This information is reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and is used to help the Vermont Agency of Education determine the extent of special education personnel shortages.

Please contact Lucinda Morabito at lucinda.morabito@state.vt.us or at (802) 479-1208 with any questions.

   
  Assessment Report
View information on how students performed on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP). This report allows the viewer to see assessment results broken out by student type, including students on IEPs, over time, and compare a school's result to the district and state. NOTE: This report and others may also be accessed from the "School & District Reports" Web page.
   
  Birth to Age 3 Special Education Reports
The Department of Children and Families (Vermont Agency of Human Services) is also required to complete IDEA 2004 Annual Performance Reports for infants and toddlers receiving special education services prior to eligibility for services provided by the Vermont Agency of Education. View these reports on the Vermont Department of Children and Families reporting page

Page Last Updated on October 20, 2014