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40th Annual Report to Congress Posted on ed.gov Website

Now you can download the 40th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2018 from the ed.gov website. The report includes national and state-level exhibits about infants and toddlers, children, and students with disabilities served under IDEA Part C and Part B. The most recent data the report presents represent the reporting periods associated with fall 2016 or school year 2015-16. Where the report presents trend data for certain exhibits, the oldest data are associated with fall 2007 or 2006-07. In addition, the report presents summaries of

  • findings and determinations resulting from the Office of Special Education (OSEP) reviews of state implementation of IDEA;

  • special education research conducted under Part E of the Education Services Reform Act of 2002;

  • national special education studies and evaluations conducted under IDEA section 664(a) and (c); and

  • extent and progress of assessment of national activities related to determining the effectiveness of IDEA and improving its implementation, as required under IDEA section 664(b).

    The report also contains three appendices.

  1. Appendix A— Presents number and percentage of the population of infants, toddlers, children, and students served under IDEA by age group and state and then by race/ethnicity and state.

  2. Appendix B— Presents information about the number of states reporting serving children ages 3 through 5 and students ages 6 through 9 under the development delay category from 2007 through 2016 and states reporting under the category by the two age groups in fall 2016.

  3. Appendix C— Presents state-level information on maintenance of effort (MOE) reduction and coordinated early intervening services (CEIS).

    Previous editions of the annual report— from the 39th report, published in 2017, back to the 17th report, published in 1995— are also available at the ed.gov website.

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