The Rendezvous database aids states in complying with the State Performance Plan (SPP) requirement of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


The SPP is a strategic framework to aid states in improving certain areas of special education and services to student with disabilities. Data is collected from school districts and each year the state submits an Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education. The SPP's overall objective is to improve outcomes for students with disabilities and enhance accountability in special education.


Local programs in each state must collect data annually to feed into the SPP/APR (State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report).  By using the Rendezvous database, they are able to transmit the data either manually (via a web interface) or automatically using XML technologies. State staff can then view individual and aggregate data for all local programs each year the data is collected.


With Rendezvous, states can generate local profiles and observe trends across years, both at the LEA/EIP level and the state level.  They can compare how each program's performance for the year matches SPP targets and generate report templates for the APR and local status determinations.


Rendezvous was developed by Technical Assistance and Consulting Services.

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Chuck Williams
University of Oregon
Caroline Moore
Jason LaPier
Leigh Roberts
Arlene Russell
Leslie Sullivan
Cesar D'Agord