Monitoring and State Improvement Planning (MSIP)

Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 Resources

This webpage provides information, tools, and resources to help parents, families, teachers and related service providers support continued learning and meet the behavioral, social, and emotional needs of children and youth with disabilities through remote and virtual learning and features information on OSEP's NEW Webinar Series!

Purpose

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist States and local districts. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B formula grants assist States in providing a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for children with disabilities ages 3 through 21 (Part B, Sections 611 and 619). The IDEA Part C formula grants assist States in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers birth through age two and their families. The Monitoring and State Improvement Planning Division (MSIP) within the OSEP is responsible for ensuring States' compliance with the IDEA. The IDEA requires States to submit annual reports, the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR), which MSIP uses to ensure that States and other public agencies continue to implement programs designed to improve results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.