The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 mandates that all districts/charters report on 14 specific indicators related to the provision of special education services.  This is done through the State Performance Plan (SPP). It requires local education agencies (LEAs), which include public school districts and charter schools, to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities residing within their jurisdictions who need special education and related services. (34 CFR  300.111) Child Find English/Spanish brochures are available. Use the menu on the left side of the page for download.

    When Considering a Referral to Special Education

    The Student Data Review Guide When Considering a Referral to Special Education is designed to support school teams in reviewing and analyzing student data and information to make informed decisions regarding referrals for special education. This guide will assist teams in considering multiple areas that may impact the decision to proceed with a referral.

    Network 1 - Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports Network has provided several resources to assist with referrals to Special Education.

    Special Education Initial Referral Timeline


    Special Education Full and Individual Evaluation (FIIE) Timeline


    Special Education Full and Individual Initial Evaluation (FIIE) Assessment Log

    Network 1 Child Find, Evaluation and ARD Supports - Recorded Webinars


    Early Childhood Transition (SPP 12)

    The SPP 12 Indicator is related to the Early Childhood Transition from the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Program.  This measures the "percent of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B, and who have an individual education program (IEP) developed and implemented by their third birthday." 

    "Beginning with the 2021-2022 data collection, local education agencies (LEAs) will submit SPPI 12 data in the Texas Student Data System (TSDS) Child Find (CF) collection. Child Find consists of SPPI 11 and SPPI 12. This change improves data quality through the collection of student-level data while streaming the data collection process and reducing the duplicative reporting burden placed on LEAs." https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/review-and-support/early-childhood-transition

    State Resources

  • Jennifer Pesina

    ECSE Specialist


    Email: jpesina@esc1.net