Special Education Data Collection
Special Education Reporting Deadlines
- Special Education Child Count and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Application User Guide (due no later than December 11, 2023)
- Special Education Personnel Employed and Contracted reporting template (due no later than December 11, 2023)
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), OSPI is required to submit an Annual Performance Report (APR). The APR incorporates performance indicators (provided by OSEP), activities, and targets for each indicator. OSPI must also publicly report each district's annual progress for indicators 1–14.
- State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Reports (APR)
Office hours with the Special Education Operations Team via Zoom are scheduled from 1–1:30 pm every Wednesday, resuming September 13, 2023. Join Zoom Office Hours. During these office hours, districts can chat about current issues and ask questions. We'll share any modifications to this schedule. Questions or topics can be submitted to the special education data team.
District Data Profiles
OSPI must report annually to the public on the performance of each school district or educational service agency located in the state of Washington on the targets set in the state performance plan (SPP).
Enter the district's five-digit county-district code in the cell indicated in each Excel document to display a districts composite of performance indicators cited in the annual performance report.
* Note, to avoid security and save changes prompts:
- Right-clicking a link (instead of the normal left click)
- Select "Save Target as..."
- Save to your hard drive (Desktop/My Documents)
- Washington State Annual Performance Report (APR) LEA District Profiles
- LEA District Profiles [Includes (but not limited to) data used in the FFY 2021 submitted February 2023]
- LEA District Profiles [Includes (but not limited to) data used in the FFY 2020 submitted February 2022]
- LEA District Profiles [Includes (but not limited to) data used in the FFY 2019 submitted February 2021]
- Data included in the FFY 2018 APR (February 2020)
OSPI collects special education data, which must be submitted annually to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), US Department of Education.
Federal and state special education regulations require that school districts provide information regarding the numbers and types of students with an IEP by placement option within the district's continuum of alternative placements, as well as the student's disability category, ethnicity, gender, and English Learner (EL) status.