Special Education Quiz

How Does Special Education Funding Work? Test Your Knowledge

By Mark Lieberman — May 04, 2023 1 min read
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Every day, millions of American children receive special education services mandated by their individualized education plan, or IEP. Those services are far more costly and complex than the already-complex task of educating students without disabilities.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is the federal law that lays out states’ and school districts’ requirements for educating students with disabilities, and the funding mechanisms.

Beyond that, how much do you know about how special education works? Take our quiz below to find out.

Once you complete the quiz, you can see how your score compares to your peers’, get detailed explanations of the correct answers, and find additional reading and resources on the topic.

To learn more about the complexities of special education funding, read my explainer, How Special Education Funding Actually Works.

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