State Systemic Improvement Plan

The State Systemic Improvement Plan is Indicator 17 of Part B of IDEA.

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is part of New Hampshire’s State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) which is a requirement for all states receiving federal funds for IDEA programs. The SSIP is Indicator 17 of Part B of IDEA. It is a comprehensive multi-year plan focused on improving outcomes for children with disabilities using innovative, evidence-based practices in the delivery of services. The SSIP requires states to develop a State Identified Measure Result (SIMR). The goal of the SIMR is to focus on results-driven outcomes that encourage the use of effective evidence-based practices and lead to measurable outcomes for children with disabilities. NH’s SIMR is to Increase the reading proficiency of all 4th grade students with disabilities in participating schools as measured by NH’s State Assessment System (SAS) by at least 10 percentage points by federal fiscal year 2026.

NH’s SSIP Bridging the Gap in the 603: Pathways to Literacy Proficiency is focused on increasing reading proficiency by providing educational staff, administrators, and families at participating schools with training, coaching and resources to support the implementation of evidence-based literacy practices. 

Additional Information on NH’s SSIP:

NH’s SSIP Theory of Action

NH’s SSIP Logic Model

NH's SSIP Implementation Plan

NH’s SSIP Evaluation Plan

NH's SSIP Organization Chart


NHED posted a funding opportunity in April 2023 for NH schools to apply to participate in the Bridging the Gap in the 603: Pathways to Literacy Proficiency Pilot. Applications were reviewed and four schools were accepted into the pilot. 

The following schools have been accepted to participate in the pilot:

  • Monroe Consolidated School (Monroe, NH)
  • Strafford School (Strafford, NH)
  • Thorntons Ferry Elementary School (Merrimack, NH)
  • Northwest Elementary School (Manchester, NH)

These schools will participate in LETRS professional development training teaching the skills needed to master the foundation and fundamentals of reading and writing instruction – phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written language. The purpose of the LETRS training is to increase capacity for providing and overseeing reading instruction and structured literacy based on the science of how children learn to read. 

In addition to training, participating schools will receive coaching at the leadership team and practitioner level, to support the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based literacy practices. Schools will also be supported in engaging families to better understand their child’s literacy development.


Amy Aiello
Education Consultant, SSIP Coordinator
(603) 271-1536

Colleen Blanchard
Education Consultant, Special Education Literacy Coach
(603) 271-3775