Education Department Releases 2022 IDEA State Determinations
This week, the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSEP) released assessments of states’ implementation of Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for 2022. The determinations are based on states’ performance plans and annual performance reports submitted in February of this year and categorize states into four levels of compliance based on implementation of and future plans for IDEA. For IDEA Part B, 28 states fell in the categories of “need assistance” for one year or for two or more years. For Part C, 20 states fell into these categories. While the Department abstained from categorizing states in the lowest level of “needs intervention” this year due to lack of data during the pandemic, OSEP has not yet decided how to consider this data for 2023 determinations. OSEP is also considering how to weight existing racial equity indicators to align with the Department’s equity action plan released in April of this year.
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