Annual Performance Report


The Annual Performance Report (APR) is a report to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) submitted each February.  The report consists of 16 indicators and a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP).  The indicators include graduation data, drop out data, assessment data, behavior data, least restrictive environment data, preschool outcome measures, parent involvement, disproportionality, 60-day evaluation timeline data, Part C to Part B transition data, secondary transition data, post school outcome data, and dispute resolution data. 


The FFY2021 APR, submitted in February 2023, contains data from the 2021-2022 school year, and for some indicators, from the 2020-2021 school year.  Click on the links below to look at specific indicators.



Indicator 1: Graduation Rate

Indicator 2: Dropout Rate

Indicator 3A: Participation Rates

Indicator 3B: Proficiency Rates against Grade-Level Achievement Standards

Indicator 3C: Proficiency Rates against Alternate Achievement Standards

Indicator 3D: Proficiency Gap against Grade-Level Achievement Standards 

Indicator 4A: Suspension/Expulsion

Indicator 4B: Suspension/Expulsion by REO

Indicator 5: Educational Environments (5inK-21)

Indicator 6: Educational Environments (3-5notinK)

Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes

Indicator 8: Parent Involvement

Indicator 9: Disproportionate Representation

Indicator 10: Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories

Indicator 11: Child Find (60 Day Timeline)

Indicator 12: Part C to Part B Transition

Indicator 13:  Secondary Transition

Indicator 14: Post-Secondary Outcomes

Indicator 15: Resolution Sessions

Indicator 16: Mediation

Indicator 17: State Systemic Improvement Plan

Annual Determination


On June 23, 2023, Montana received its Determination letter from OSEP.  The OSEP determined that Montana Needs Assistance in meeting the requirements of the IDEA.  This determination is based on both the data submitted in the APR, data submitted through the EdFacts data submission system at the Dept of Education, and data from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP).  For further information on how the determination was made, please read the How the Department Made Determinations document. 


Montana continues to work towards Meeting the Requirements of the IDEA through work with OSEP and the Technical Assistance centers funded by OSEP.  The Special Education Division also works collaboratively with other divisions of the OPI and our district and coop partners.


Prior Year Annual Performance Reports

FFY2020 Annual Performance Report