The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requires each State Educational Agency (SEA) to develop a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) as part of the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report. Arkansas’s multi-year plan outlines strategies to address state capacity for leading change efforts in Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). The Arkansas SSIP is intended to drive innovation in the delivery of services to students, especially students with disabilities in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Arkansas SSIP highlights the need for a system of support that is aligned with other units within the Arkansas Department of Education to improve the literacy results in grades 3-5 for students with disabilities. The SSIP is aligned with the Arkansas State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) to support Response to Intervention (RTI) implementation and maximize all students’ literacy and behavioral outcomes, especially students with disabilities.
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
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