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Special Education Data Collection

Submission 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.

Announcements & Data Issues

Special Education Data & Fiscal Scheduled 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 on the following days: 

  • April 27, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • May 25, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • June 22, 2022
  • July 6, 2022
  • July 13, 2022

Participants are encouraged to send questions or topics they wish to have addressed during the office hour 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.

To access a meeting please use the link – Special Education Data and Fiscal Office Hours.

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 target's 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.

State Special 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.