State Performance Plan & Annual Performance Report‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

States must achieve 100% compliance on Indicator 13.

Every state must develop a State Performance Plan and then submit an Annual Performance Report, in order to report progress toward meeting the goals set in the State Performance Plan.

How it works: Local school districts provide data to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), then DESE compiles the data and submits a report to the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

What it is: The State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report is a six-year plan that outlines 20 Indicators(or priority areas) that every state must address. The Indicators range from pre-school transition to post-school outcomes.

The 4 indicators tied to transition are:

Indicator 1—Graduation Rate

Indicator 2—Dropout Rate

Indicator 13—Secondary Transition Requirements in the IEP

Indicator 14—Post School Outcomes

Each state addresses each priority area by identifying baseline data for each area, and outlining activities that will improve the data each year going forward. For some indicators, each state will establish baseline data and set a target that must be reached by the end of the reporting cycle, while for others the target has been set by OSEP.

For example, for Indicators 1, 2 and 14, Massachusetts collected data and established a baseline, then used that data to set target goals. But for Indicator 13, OSEP has set the target at 100%, meaning that 100% of students on IEPs aged 14 and older must have all the necessary transition components in their IEPs. So all states must strive to achieve a goal of 100% on Indicator 13.

For more information on the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and to see Massachusetts' data, go to DESE's website.

Massachusetts SPP and APR for transition-related indicators:
  (all documents below are PDF)

SPP Indicator 1
APR Indicator 1 (FFY2010)

SPP Indicator 2
APR Indicator 2 (FFY2010)

SPP Indicator 13
APR Indicator 13 (FFY 2010)

SPP Indicator 14
APR Indicator 14 (FFY2010)

Massachusetts Indicator 13 Checklist

DESE Checklist for Indicator 13