The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is part of the State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) and a requirement for all states and territories receiving federal funds for IDEA programs. It includes comprehensive, ambitious, achievable, multi-year plan for improving results for children with disabilities with stakeholder involvement in all phases.
Phase I (2015) of this plan was time to gather and analyze data to determine an area where the state would focus improving education for students with disabilities. During this time the following State Identified Measurable Result (SiMR) was determined:
To improve proficiency of math performance for students identified as having an emotional disturbance in grades 3, 4, and 5.
Phase II (2016) of this plan was to create an infrastructure at the state level to implement the plan and to create an evaluation plan to show if and how progress would be monitored.
Phase III (2017-2020) was all about implementing the plan and evaluating how it was doing. Years I-IV are about ongoing evaluation of and revisions to the plan and the SiMR.
Progress on this plan is reported on yearly to the Federal Government, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
This page is dedicated to the work of the SSIP; resources for SSIP schools and districts, data for all stakeholders to see, for reporting activities and successes.
If you would like to be involved with the State Systemic Improvement Plan, please contact Betty Roy, SSIP coordinator.