Participation and Performance Rates on State Assessments

State Performance Plan Indicator 3

Student writing on paper

SPPI 3: Measurement

State Performance Plan Indicator (SPPI) 3 measures participation and performance of children with individualized education programs (IEPs) on statewide assessments:

  1. Participation rate for children with IEPs
  2. Proficiency rate for children with IEPs against grade level academic achievement standards
  3. Proficiency rate for children with IEPs against alternate academic achievement standards
  4. Gap in proficiency rates for children with IEPs and all students against grade level academic achievement standards

SPPI 3: Calculation

State Assessment Calculation Change
In FFY 2020, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requires states to disaggregate statewide assessment results for students with disabilities who participate in the regular assessment and those who participate in the alternate assessment. OSEP also requires states to calculate a “proficiency rate gap” between students with and without disabilities who participate in the regular assessment. Information related to the SPPI 3 measurement changes can be found in the following document.
Statewide Assessment: Indicator 3 Measurement Changes From FFY 2019 to FFY 2020-2025

SPPI 3 measures the participation and performance rates for children with IEPs on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program. The measure calculates separately for grades 4, 8, and end-of-course reading and math assessments.

SPPI 3: Data Source

The data source for SPPI 3 is the same data as used for reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). SPPI 3A is reported using EDFacts file specifications C185 and C188. SPPI 3B, 3C, and 3D are reported using EDFacts file specifications C175 and C178.

SPPI 3: 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