NEWS RELEASE: Oregon Department of Education Releases State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report for FFY 2021 

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October 20, 2023
Media Contact: Marc Siegel

Oregon Department of Education Releases
State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report for FFY 2021

(Salem, OR) — The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released its State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR), detailing efforts to serve students experiencing disability and progress toward measurable goals. 

This comprehensive report outlines the State’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It highlights progress Oregon has made in achieving rigorous targets for indicators like graduation rates, dropout rates, and parent involvement. It also notes areas where further improvement remains needed, such as assessment participation and performance.

Key Highlights of the Report:

  • Oregon’s graduation rate for youth with IEPs increased to 79.97% in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021, up from 75.37% in FFY 2020.
  • Oregon’s dropout rate for youth with IEPs declined to 8.16% in FFY 2021, down from 12.87% in FFY 2020.
  • Oregon met placement targets related to educating students with IEPs in regular classes and separate environments.

Through detailed analysis of indicators in and out of compliance, the report spotlights challenges and opportunities for better serving students with disabilities. It reflects ODE’s commitment to results-driven accountability and continuous improvement. The Agency recognizes the importance of transparency and collaboration as we work to ensure equality of opportunity, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency for every child in Oregon.

ODE encourages engagement from all interested parties – including educators, parents, policymakers, and the broader community. The public release of the SPP/APR underscores our unwavering commitment to accountability and dedication to serving students with disabilities. For more information or to access the full State Performance Plan/Annual Report (SPP/APR), please visit the SPP/APR web page.