AIR Publishes Brief Discussing Survey Results on COVID-19 and Students With Disabilities
This week, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) published a brief outlining survey results regarding the effect of COVID-19 on the administration of services to students with disabilities.
AIR used results from the “National Survey of Public Education’s Response to COVID-19” to illustrate how districts perceived the ease of providing resources and services to students with disabilities in compliance with federal law during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results are based off of responses from 744 of the 753 participating school districts and are separated by high vs. low-poverty areas and rural vs. urban locations.
The brief shows that 73% of districts reported significant difficulties in administering instructional accommodations and several districts designed new and unique mechanisms through which instruction was administered.