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Special Education Data Collection

Special Education End of Year Data Reporting Deadlines

Contact Information


Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the OSPI Special Education Section is required to submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) to OSEP that incorporates performance indicators (provided by OSEP), activities, and targets for each indicator. In addition, OSPI must report publicly each district's annual progress for indicators 1-14.

Office Hours

To allow districts regular scheduled access to chat about current issues and ask questions, the Special Education Operations Team has scheduled office hours via zoom from 1–1:30 pm every Wednesday afternoon beginning on February 1. We'll share any modifications to this schedule.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Participants are encouraged to send questions or topics they wish to have addressed during office hours in advance, although that is not required. Participants are welcome to ask questions or raise topics during the meeting. 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: Right-clicking a link (instead of the normal left click) will offer the "Save Target as..." option. Save to your hard drive, normally Desktop/My Documents. Accessing content from My Documents will avoid security and save changes prompts.

Federal Data Collection Processes

OSPI collects special education data which must be submitted annually to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education.

Data Collection Summaries

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.