Data Collection & Reporting

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Contact Information

Special Education Systems Administrator,
Part B Data Manager

Contact Name
(307) 777-2925
Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Duncan
(307) 777-3530

Public Reporting

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Section 618 requires states to make publicly available data on programs serving children ages 3 through 21 (Part B), including the count of students served and performance on the State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) priority indicators. The data provided through public reporting increases transparency, accountability, and provides districts with an opportunity to apply data to improve outcomes for all children with disabilities served under IDEA.

Special Education Data Collection and Reporting

Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each state submit data about the infants and toddlers, birth through age 2, who receive early intervention services under Part C of IDEA and children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, who receive special education and related services under Part B of IDEA.  Wyoming reports for each of the 12 authorized data collections since 2005 can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Part B of the IDEA provides funds to states to assist them in providing free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children ages three through 21 with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services.

Part C of the IDEA provides funds to states to assist them in developing and implementing statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency systems to make early intervention services available to all children from birth through age two with disabilities and their families.

* Prior to school year (SY) 2012, the Part B Child Count and Educational Environments data and the Part C Child Count and Settings data were provided to the public in separate files.

State Performance Plan (SPP) for Special Education

IDEA requires each state to have in place a State Performance Plan (SPP) that describes and evaluates its efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA Part B. This document, submitted every six years, includes measurable and rigorous targets for the 17 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 elicits 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, targets, improvement activities, timelines and resources established by the State for each indicator.

Wyoming State Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports

Special Education District Report Cards

Just as student report cards can provide a snapshot of a child’s school performance, Special Education District Report Cards can show how school districts across Wyoming are serving students with disabilities in a variety of special education areas.  District special education performance is measured across 17 indicators, including graduation rates, WY-TOPP participation and performance, disciplinary action, student environments, parent involvement, postsecondary transition planning, postsecondary outcomes, and more. 

Wyoming Special Education District Report Cards

To learn about Wyoming’s special education data in comparison to other states or nations visit IDEA Data Center’s Interactive Public Reporting Engine