In making state determinations, OSEP uses compliance and results data, giving equal weight to each. OSEP’s accountability framework, called Results Driven Accountability (RDA), brings into focus the educational results and functional outcomes for children with disabilities while balancing those results with the compliance requirements of IDEA.
IDEA details four categories of determination:
- Meets the requirements and purposes of the IDEA
- Needs assistance in implementing the requirements of the IDEA
- Needs intervention in implementing the requirements of the IDEA
- Needs substantial intervention in implementing the requirements of the IDEA
- The Department’s 2014 determination letter for the State
- Wisconsin’s “2014 Part B Compliance Matrix” and “2014 Results Driven Accountability Matrix”
- “How the Department Made Determinations under Section 616(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 2014: Part B”
- Wisconsin’s FFY 2012 Response Table, which provides OSEP’s analysis of the State’s FFY 2012 APR and revised SPP
- Wisconsin’s Data Display, which presents certain State-reported data in a transparent, user-friendly manner
For the 2014 determinations, DPI utilized a point-based system that combines performance of Local Educational Agencies (LEA) on compliance indicators into an aggregate score.
Beginning with the 2015 LEA determinations, DPI will utilize a point-based system that combines performance of LEAs on results indicators and compliance indicators. These will include, but are not limited to participation and performance of students with disabilities on statewide reading and mathematics assessments, as well as graduation rates.