US 42nd Report to Congress is available

The Annual Report about the Individuals with Disabilities Education

The US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs published the 42nd Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The report covers the year 2020 and summarizes data from EDFacts Data Warehouse.

IDEA, Parts B and C

This is the 42nd Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2020. Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the provision of a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities and the provision of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities.

According to the IDEA site,

The 42nd Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2020 describes our nation’s progress in:

  1. providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for children with disabilities under IDEA, Part B and early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under IDEA, Part C,

  2. ensuring that the rights of these children with disabilities and their parents are protected,

  3. assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and

  4. assessing the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.

The report focuses on the children and students with disabilities being served under IDEA, Parts C or B, nationally and at the state level.

Readers who would like to obtain a (free) copy of the voluminous document (or its predecessors) will find links to them at https://www2.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/index.html or directly from https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/42nd-arc-for-idea.pdf.

Flash of the electrons to David Bateman, @spedlawblog.