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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. More than 40 states (both regular states and unique state entities, listed below) have selected a SiMR that is aligned to assessment.
This page includes links to the 2023 (FYY 2021) SSIPs/SiMRs for states with an assessment-related SiMR. The linked pdfs contain only Indicator 17 and were extracted from states' SPP/APR submissions. States without links generally had non-assessment related SiMRs.
States' SSIPs are also available at https://sites.ed.gov/idea/spp-apr-letters . To locate the SSIP for a specific state and year:
- Select: Part B, [year], [state]
- Click on MS Word document to download the SPP/APR.
- Scroll to the end of the document to Indicator 17.
- District Of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Unique State Entities
- American Samoa
- Bureau of Indian Education
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Marshall Islands
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- Virgin Islands