Link: '06 Annual Performance Report
U.S. Department of Education's Response to Montana's APR
On January 31, 2008, the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) submitted its Annual Performance Report (APR) regarding the State Performance Plan (SPP) under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Upon review, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) determined that Montana needs assistance in meeting the requirements of Part B of the IDEA. Montana demonstrated substantial compliance with 18 of the 20 Performance Indicators contained in the APR. The two areas in which ED determined that Montana needs assistance were: Indicator 11: Percent of children with parental consent to evaluate, who were evaluated within 60 days (or the state established timeline). Indicator 12: Percent of children referred by Part C, prior to age 3, who are found to be eligible for Part B, and who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays. In response to these findings the OPI will be participating in additional technical assistance activities designed to help the state address these areas.