Entities Engage Stakeholders in SPP/APR Review 

February 1st was the deadline for each entity to submit its Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Annual Performance Report (APR) to the USDOE Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This year’s submission also included the new cycle of the State Performance Plan (SPP) which required setting new targets for reporting periods Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 – FFY 2025, where required. Through entity-specific contracts, Guam CEDDERS supported the development of the SIP/APR for Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and Republic of Palau (ROP). This year’s SPP/APR submission deadline also included each entity’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). A key development requirement is to ensure stakeholder engagement in the development of the SPP/ APR, including each entity’s advisory panel for special education and the interagency coordinated council for early intervention, comprised of representatives from various agencies, parents of children with disabilities, and individuals with disabilities, as required. Congratulations to ALL entities for submitting timely their SPP/APR by February 1st!