June 26, 2014 in Community News
Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated
Disability.gov sent this bulletin at 06/25/2014 09:34 AM EDT
The U.S. Department of Education has announced a major change in the way it evaluates the effectiveness of state special education programs. Under the new plan, called Results-Driven Accountability, the Department will be asking for information not just about whether students with disabilities are accessing services and being evaluated, but also if they are actually making academic progress. According to a report, nearly two-thirds of these students are not able to read at their grade level.