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SPDG Program Objectives and Performance Measures


Measure 1.1- Evidence-Based Practices (Personnel): The percent of personnel receiving professional development through the SPDG based on scientific-or evidence-based instructional practices.

Measure 1.2 - State Performance Plan (SPP) Alignment: The percent of SPDG projects that implement personnel development/training activities that are aligned with improvement strategies identified in their SPP.

Measure 2.1- Evidence-Based Practices (Training): The percentage of professional development/training activities provided through the SPDG based on scientific-or evidence-based instructional/behavioral practices.

Measure 2.2 – Sustained Practices: The percentage of professional development/training activities based on scientific-or evidence-based instructional/behavioral practices, provided through the SPDG program, that are sustained through on-going and comprehensive practices.

Measure 3.1 - Teacher Retention: In states with SPDG projects that have special education teacher retention as a goal, the statewide percentage of highly qualified special education teachers in state identified professional disciplines (e.g., teachers of children with emotional disturbance, deafness, etc.) who remain teaching after the first two years of employment.

Measure 4.1 – Scale-up Scientific- or Evidence-Based Practices: The percentage of SPDG projects that successfully replicate the use of scientific- or evidence-based instructional/behavioral practice in schools.
(Long Term)