The U.S. Dept. of Education (ED) has released the latest round of determinations regarding states’ implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These determinations, based on data for fiscal year 2011, found 38 states to be meeting the requirements of IDEA while a handful of states (12 plus DC) were found to need assistance or intervention.
The determinations by state are as follows (details available here):
– MEETS REQUIREMENTS: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
– NEEDS ASSISTANCE (one year): Colorado, Delaware, Maine,
– NEEDS ASSISTANCE (two or more consecutive years): Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, New York
– NEEDS INTERVENTION (seven consecutive years): District of Columbia
NEW! ED has also released – for the first time – a comprehensive profile of every state. Called a “Data Display,” these new profiles provide “certain State-reported data in a transparent, user-friendly manner” according to ED. Be sure to check out your state’s Data Display by clicking on the link below.