In accordance with the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), each state must have in place a State Performance Plan (SPP) to evaluate the state’s efforts to meet the requirements and purposes of the implementation of IDEA.  The SPP is a six-year plan that describes Alabama’s performance on 20 indicators.  The state must establish measurable and rigorous targets for each indicator and must report annually on the performance of the state under the SPP in the Annual Performance Report (APR). The state must also assign one of four ratings to each LEA within the state based on the LEA’s performance against the SPP indicators.The ratings are meets requirements, needs assistance, needs intervention,  or needs substantial intervention.

Information on the performance of each LEA in Alabama is available here. The preliminary allocations of funds from the Recovery Act for each LEA in the state are available here.

Ratings* for Alabama LEAs are available here.

*IDEA Money Watch obtained the LEA ratings from the Alabama state department of education via a request for public records because the state does not make this information available on its Web site. On October 21, 2009, the U.S. Department of Education encouraged all states to inform the public of the criteria used in making LEA determinations and the determination category of each LEA in the State by posting this information on the SEA’s Internet Web site.