District-Level Special Education Performance Data

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires states to annually report to the public on the performance of each local education agency (LEA) on the targets in the State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR). These required reports must include the state targets for specified indicators, provide the LEA performance compared to those targets and indicate whether or not the LEA met the targets. States are required to include Indicators 1 through 14 in annual reports, as follows:

  • Graduation rates (Indicator 1);
  • Dropout rates (Indicator 2);
  • Participation and performance on state assessments (Indicator 3);
  • Discrepancies in discipline rates (Indicator 4);
  • Least restrictive environment for school-age students (Indicator 5);
  • Least restrictive environment for preschool students (Indicator 6);
  • Preschool outcomes (Indicator 7);
  • Parent involvement (Indicator 8);
  • Disproportionality across all disability categories (Indicator 9);
  • Disproportionality in specific disability categories (Indicator 10);
  • Completion of initial evaluations within 60 days (Indicator 11);
  • Transition from Part C to Part B services (Indicator 12);
  • Secondary transition planning (Indicator 13); and
  • Post-school outcomes (Indicator 14).

This report includes 2014-2015 data, as it must reflect the performance of each district in relation to the state targets and performance reported in the 2014-2015 APR, submitted February 2016. Additionally, the report includes data specific to students with disabilities, unless otherwise specified.

The Excel file entitled “2014-2015 District-Level Performance Data” contains multiple columns for each indicator required in this year's data report. The file also contains a "Data Notes" worksheet to provide a brief description of each indicator.

The spreadsheets have an “automatic filtering” function. This filtering makes it possible for a reader using a version of Excel from 2003 or later to see the results of a single district, or to see results from all districts having specific data between selected values or all districts within a specific county or region, for example.

Reporting Conventions

When possible, data from Ohio's accountability system have been used for district-level reporting. Thus, the columns for graduation rates (Indicator 1) and participation and performance on state assessments (Indicator 3) contain the same Education Management Information System (EMIS) data used for creating the Local Report Card (LRC), filtered to reflect results of only students with disabilities. "NR" indicates that the data for a particular rating are not reported due to small group size, in order to ensure student privacy. "NR" can also mean that the LEA reported no students for the indicator. Not all districts and community schools will have data for all indicators.

Additional Information

For a detailed explanation of the indicators and their measurements see SPP/APR District-Level Data Reported to the Public.

For additional information on the calculation of indicators taken directly from the Local Report Card click here.

District Special Education Contact Information

Districts and community schools report their special education directors and suggest a special education contact through the Ohio Educational Directory System. While not all districts and community schools have staff in those roles, you can find names, addresses, and phone numbers for reported contacts here. The contact information is as of October 31, 2015 and will be updated annually.

Last Modified: 12/22/2016 3:24:50 PM