Dropout Rate

State Performance Plan Indicator 2

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SPPI 2: Measurement

State Performance Plan Indicator (SPPI) 2 measures the percent of youth with individualized education programs (IEPs) dropping out of high school.

SPPI 2: Calculation

Dropout Rate Calculation Change
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) allows states two options for measuring dropout rates (i.e., Option 1 and Option 2). Option 1 reports the number of youth with IEPs (ages 14-21) who exited special education due to dropping out. Option 2 uses the same data source and measurement that the State used to report in prior FFY 2010 SPP/APR submission. Previously, Texas reported Dropout Rate using Option 2 in alignment with state accountability targets and measurements. Specifically, Texas utilized the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) computation methodology in the Part B Indicator Measurement Table for this indicator for students enrolled in grades 7-12 meeting the state definition of a dropout in alignment with state accountability targets and measurements. Since Option 2 will not be available beginning FFY 2021, based on advisement from stakeholder input, beginning FFY 2020, Texas is reporting Dropout Rate using Option 1. As such, Texas identifies FFY 2020 as a re-baseline year due to the impact from data source and calculation changes. Information related to the Dropout Rate calculation change can be found in the following document.
Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: Indicators 1 and 2 Measurement Changes

SPPI 2 is calculated as the percentage of youth with IEPs (ages 14-21) who exited special education due to dropping out in the numerator and the number of all youth with IEPs who left high school (ages 14-21) in the denominator.

SPPI 2 Calculation and Example

SPPI 2 Calculation and Example (PDF)

SPPI 2: Data Source

The data source for SPPI 2 is the same data as used for reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) under section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), using the definitions in EDFacts file specification FS009. Local education agencies submit leaver data during the fall Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) collection.

States report data for the reporting year or, for some indicators, data from the year prior to reporting year (lag data). The USDE Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) determines indicator reporting years. SPPI 2 reports data from the year prior to reporting year.

Data Reporting Year

SPPI 2: Resources

State Resources

 

Special Education Program Reporting
Contact Information

Special Education Program, Policy, Engagement, and Reporting
Phone: (512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560
Email: SPP@tea.texas.gov
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Office of Special Populations
Phone: (512) 463-9414
Fax: (512) 463-9560
Email: specialeducation@tea.texas.gov
Monday-Friday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Special Education or IEP-Related Questions?

Consult SPEDTex, the Texas Special Education Information Center. This is a resource backed by TEA to inform and support parents, teachers, and anyone committed to the success of children with disabilities.

Phone: 1-855-SPEDTEX (1-855-773-3839)

Website: www.spedtex.org