Graduation Rate

State Performance Plan Indicator 1

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SPPI 1: Measurement

State Performance Plan Indicator (SPPI) 1 measures the percent of youth with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) exiting from high school with a regular high school diploma.

SPPI 1: Calculation

Graduation Rate Calculation Change

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is changing how states calculate Graduation Rate. Previously, states reported data for children with disabilities using either the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate or an extended year adjusted cohort graduation rate if the state established one. Beginning in February 2022, states must report a percentage using the number of youth with Individualized Education Programs (ages 14–21) who exited special education due to graduating with a regular high school diploma in a given year. Information related to the Graduation Rate calculation change can be found in the following document.

Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: Indicators 1 and 2 Measurement Changes

SPPI 1 is calculated as the percentage of youth with IEPs (ages 14-21) who exited special education due to graduating with a regular high school diploma in the numerator and the number of all youth with IEPs who left high school (ages 14-21) in the denominator.

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SPPI 1 Calculation and Example

SPPI 1: Data Source

The data source for SPPI 1 is the same data 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 1 reports data from the year prior to the reporting year.

Data Reporting Year

SPPI 1: 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