Assessment SSIPs/SIMRs

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)-required State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is a comprehensive multi-year plan that states develop and report on annually to improve results for children with disabilities. In developing the SSIP, states use data to identify gaps in student performance, and analyze the state system. They then implement targeted, evidence-based practices to address the gap for the target population. As part of the SSIP, states are expected to align their focus on results with other improvement and reform initiatives occurring in the state.

The SSIP requires states to develop a State Identified Measurable Result (SIMR). It is to focus on an area that, when implemented or resolved, has the potential to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. Each state selected a SIMR in the first year (2015) of OSEP’s Results Driven Accountability (RDA) initiative, though it could change as appropriate in subsequent years. Forty-four states (both regular states and unique state entities, listed below) have selected a SIMR that is aligned to assessment.

This page includes links to state policies for Assessment SSIPs/SIMRs. If you cannot find the information you are looking for from the listings below, you may look for it on individual State's education agency websites.

These links may not reflect changes in states' documents after 4/1/2020.