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State Ratings in Special Education

July 07, 2010 | Updated: August 01, 2012 1 min read
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The U.S. Department of Education has evaluated states since the 2005-06 school year based on their ability to meet certain “measurable and rigorous targets” related to educating students with disabilities. This map shows the rating for each state’s performance from 2006 to 2012 under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which covers students from ages 3 to 21.

(Note: All states were considered to have met requirements in 2004-05.) Click on each state to see ratings for previous years.

Related story: Federal Special Ed. Ratings Fault D.C.—Again.

A previous version of this page was designed by Chienyi Cheri Hung.

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