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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), 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.

Office Hours

Office hours with the Special Education Operations Team via Zoom are scheduled from 1–1:30 pm every Wednesday afternoon beginning on February 1. During these office hours, districts can chat about current issues and ask questions. We'll share any modifications to this schedule.

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

While not required, participants are encouraged to send questions or topics they wish to have addressed during office hours in advance. 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, 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)

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.