State Performance Plan

The State Performance Plan (SPP) is designed to evaluate the state's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B and Part C, respectively, and to describe how the state will improve its implementation. Each state is required to report annually to the public and to the Office of Special Education Programs on each local education agency's and Part C program's performance on the targets in the SPP through an Annual Performance Report (APR).

Annual Performance Reports & State Performance Plans

The federal reauthorization of IDEA required the Maine DOE to develop SPPs for Part B and Part C. APRs are published each year in order to document progress.

  • Most Recent APRs. These reports reflect the federal fiscal year 2011, which is school year 2011-12.
  • State Performance Plans. These reports reflect the federal fiscal year 2012, which is school year 2012-13.
  • Previous Reports. The Maine DOE make APR and SPP reports from the past seven years available to the public.

Public Reporting

Annual public reporting on the performance of each Part C and Part B, Section 619 CDS regional site located in the state on the targets in the state's State Performance Plan.

Determination Letters

OSEP responds to the APR submitted by the state each year. OSEP provides an assessment of the performance and compliance level demonstrated in the report and categorizes it in one of four possible determinations: meets requirements, needs assistance, needs intervention or needs substantial intervention. The determination letters and response tables for all years of the SPP are on the U.S. Department of Education website: