General Information - SPP Indicator 7
State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 7 reports the percent of preschool children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who demonstrate improved:
- Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships);
- Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy); and
- Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
The data collection period is July 1 to June 30 of each year. All children, ages three through five, who meet the Entry and Exit criteria should be reported.
Based upon the specifics designated within indicator 7 and the requirements to report data for all local education agencies (LEAs), the state will use the Early Childhood Outcome Center’s (ECO) Childhood Outcomes Summary (COS) Form to document children's functioning in three outcome areas. The COS form is a template which allows LEA staff to record multiple sources of assessment information regarding a student’s level of functioning in each of the prescribed outcome areas. The form also serves as a template for converting individualized assessment data into a consistent system for statewide reporting.
Comprehensive details regarding the parameters of the COS model are presented on the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center’s website within the Overview of the Child Outcomes Resource Database. Also available on the ECTA Center's website are Crosswalks. The "crosswalks" identify relationships between assessment instruments and the three child outcomes on which state Part C and 619 programs must report to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
All applicable districts are required to report data into the SPP 7 application. Access it by logging in through TEAL.
The District Certifier is responsible for ensuring that the data are accurate and therefore, must be knowledgeable of the process. The District Data Entry agent and District Certifier will enter data collectively when necessary. The District Certifier will certify the data once it is entered and completed.
Data Collection Resources
- SPP 7 Instructions (PDF 62KB
- SPP 7 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 52KB)
- SPP 7 Guidance on Entry and Exit Definitions (PDF 60KB)
- SPP 7 Data Integrity Checklist (PDF 88KB)
- Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process
- Documenting the COS Rating
- Data Quality
Technical Assistance and Training
Preschool Consultants located at each of the 20 Education Service Centers are available to provide technical assistance and have scheduled training for the collection of this data using the Early Childhood Outcomes Form (COSF). For assistance with data collections and reporting requirements, contact your regional education service center special education contact.