State Performance Plan & Annual Report


Contact Information

Leslie Bechtel Van Orman
307-857-9250
leslie.vanorman@wyo.gov
Nadia Roath
(307) 777-3530
nadia.roath@wyo.gov

Wyoming’s State Performance Plan for Special Education

IDEA requires each state to have in place a State Performance Plan (SPP) that evaluates its efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B of statute. The SPP also describes how the state will improve such implementation. This document, submitted every six years, includes measurable and rigorous targets for the twenty indicators established under three monitoring priority areas:

  • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE);
  • Disproportionality;
  • General Supervision Part B, including Child Find, effective transition and effective general supervision.

The Wyoming Department of Education elicited broad stakeholder input in the development of its SPP in order to set measurable and rigorous annual performance targets. The SPP provides the baseline data, measurable and rigorous targets, improvement activities, timelines and resources established by the State for each indicator.

Annual Performance Report

All states must report annually on their performance toward the targets identified in the SPP through an Annual Performance Report (APR). The APR, which is submitted in February of each year, reflects the state’s progress toward meeting its Part B goals and provides the actual target data, explanation of progress or slippage and discussion of improvement activities completed by the state for each indicator.

APR Performance Data for School Districts (School District Report Cards)

All states must also report annually on the performance of each local education agency toward meeting the targets established in the SPP. Wyoming refers to these reports as “School District Report Cards” for special education. The reports are made available to the public on this website each spring, no later than June 1. Districts that fail to meet the target for a particular indicator are often required to participate in WDE professional development and technical assistance activities.

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