OSEP releases OSEP Fast Facts: Educational Environments of School Aged Children with Disabilities

OSEP Fast Facts: Educational Environments of Children with Disabilities, Ages 5 (in kindergarten) through 21, Served under IDEA Part B. Percentage of Students with Disabilities, Ages 5 - 21, Receiving Services Inside a Regular Class 80% or More of the Day, in the US, Outlying Areas, and Freely Associated States: SY 2020-21 The map demonstrates the ranges of the percent of Students with Disabilities, Ages 5 through 21, Receiving Services Inside a Regular Class 80% or More of the Day in 2020-21 by State. Educational environments are defined in the IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments for School Year 2020-2021, OSEP Data Documentation.

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2022) – The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts on educational environments of school aged children with disabilities.

The new OSEP Fast Fact highlights the environments in which children with disabilities receive special education and related services.

According to the OSERS blog, the new OSEP Fast Facts show 66.17% of all school aged children served under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), received services inside a regular class 80% or more of the day.

The OSERS Fast Facts addresses the education environment of the percentage of students with disabilities receiving IDEA Part B services by factors such as race/ethnicity, disability category, services received in separate schools, and services received in parentally placed private schools.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

Last modified on May 23, 2022

New OSEP Fast Facts: Students With Disabilities Who Are English Learners

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Students with Disabilities who are English Learners (Els) Served under IDEA Part B. Approximately 1.6% of students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools are dually identified as a student with a disability under IDEA Part B and an English Learner. 13.74% = national percentage of school aged children served under IDEA, Part B. Pie Chart Shows 11.85% of students served under IDEA, Part B are English Learners while 88.2% of students served under IDEA, Part B are non-English Learners. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2020-21. Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Systems, 1980-81; Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary/Secondary Education," 1985-86 through 2019-20 and 2020-21 Preliminary; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, through 2030.
OSEP Fast Facts: Students With Disabilities Who Are English Learners

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2022) – The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts on students with disabilities who are English learners served under Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

The new OSEP Fast Facts highlights 1.6% of students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools are dually identified as students with disabilities under IDEA Part B and an English learner. The OSEP Fast Facts also notes the number of students with disabilities who are English learners in the U.S. grew by almost 30% between the 2012 and 2020 school years, according to OSEP’s blog.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

Last modified on April 8, 2022

OSEP Fast Facts Feature Newest Section 618 Data Files and Personnel

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

WASHINGTON (April 14, 2021) – The Office of Special Education Programs released two new OSEP Fast Facts about IDEA data files and personnel.

The IDEA data files infographic provides an overview of 10 data files using 2018-19 and 2019 data released earlier this year.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: 2018-19/2019 IDEA Section 618 Data. 2.95% to 3.7% is the increase in the percentage of the population of infants and toddlers receiving early intervention services under IDEA, Part C, birth through 2 years, from 2014-15 to 2019-20. 8.85% to 9.86% increase in the percentage of the population of school age students served under IDEA, Part B, from 2014-15 to 2019-20. Infants and toddlers with disabilities exiting Part C were more likely to be Part B eligible than any other basis of exit.

This data may be “particularly useful when examining changes over time to the number of children with disabilities receiving” IDEA services, according to OSEP.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Part B Personnel. Number of special education teachers and paraprofessionals employed or contracted to work with children with disabilities for ages 3 through 21 in school year 2018-19. 520,637 special education paraprofessionals. 429,486 special education teachers. 228,805 related services personnel. In school year 2018-19, 7,278,380 children with disabilities were served under IDEA Part B.The personnel infographic provides visualizations of professionals employed or contracted to work with children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, according to an OSEP blog.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

Last modified on May 25, 2021

New OSEP Fast Facts Highlights Children Ages 3 through 5 With Disabilities

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service, Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Children 3 - 5 served under Part B, Section 619 of the IDEA. The Preschool Grants program provides formula grants to states, D.C., and Puerto Rico to make available special education and related services for children with disabilities aged 3 through 5. Percent of the Population, Ages 3-5, Served Under IDEA, Part B in the United States: 2018-19. The percent of the population, ages 3 through 5, served under IDEA, Part B, for the United States and Outlying Areas is 6.75%. Map of U.S. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. http://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. All data for Wisconsin were suppressed due to data quality concerns. U.S. Bureau of the Census. "2018 State Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin". Data accessed July 2019 from http://www.census.gov/popest

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

WASHINGTON (Nov. 2, 2020) – The Office of Special Education Programs released a new OSEP Fast Facts infographic looking at data related to children aged 3 through 5 with disabilities.

The infographic specifically looks at those children served under the Part B, section 619, of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

The infographic uses data collected under IDEA section 618.

OSEP staff identified Fast Fact highlights for school year 2018-19, including:

  • 6.75% of the population ages 3 through 5 in the U.S. and Outlying Areas received services under IDEA, Part B.
  • Males were more likely to be served than females.
  • 45.5% of children who received services attended a regular early childhood program and received the majority of services in that location. The other 54.5% of children who received services received the majority of services in another location including separate special education class, separate school or residential facility, service provider location, or home.
  • The majority were identified with a speech or language impairment or developmental delay as the primary disability.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

Last modified on November 2, 2020

OSEP releases two new infographics looking at race, ethnicity and the IDEA

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education Programs. Percentage of American Indian or Alaska Native Children With Disabilities by State, Ages 6 to 21, Served Under IDEA, Part B, in the United States (US): School Year (SY) 2018-19. Shows map of the U.S. In school year 2018-19, 1.35% of school aged children with disabilities in the United States were American Indian or Alaska Native. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. http://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. Data for Wisconsin was suppressed due to questionable data quality. Data for Washington, DC was suppressed due to small cell size.

WASHINGTON (Aug. 27, 2020) – The Office of Special Education Programs released two new OSEP Fast Facts infographics looking at data related to Black or African American Students With Disabilities and American Indian and Alaska Native Children With Disabilities.

The infographics use data collections authorized under Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to visualize information.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Black or African American Children With Disabilities. Percentage of Black or African American Students with Disabilities by State, Ages 6 to 21, Served Under IDEA, Part B, in the United States (US): School Year (SY) 2018-19 and State Population Estimates of Black or African American, Ages 6to 21 in the United States: 2018. Shows map of the U.S. In 2018, Black or African American children comprised 13.8% of the population of ages 6-21. In school year 2018-19, 17.89% of school aged children with disabilities in the United States were Black or African American. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. http://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. Data for Wisconsin was suppressed due to questionable data quality. U.S. Bureau of the Census. "2018 State Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin". Data accessed July 2019 from http://www.census.gov/popest

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

Last modified on October 6, 2020

OSEP releases infographic on infants and toddlers with disabilities

Header: OSEP Office of Special Education Programs. Title: OSEP Fast Facts: Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities. Body: Percent of percent of the population, ages birth through 2, served under IDEA, Part C in the United States: 2018-19. Image shows U.S. map. Separate text box reads: The percent of the population, receiving early intervention services under IDEA, Part C, for the United States and Outlying Areas is 3.48%. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Metadata and Process System (EMAPS): "IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings," 2018-19. https://go.usa.gov/xd6j9. These data are a snapshot count collected by states in the fall of the identified year. U.S. Bureau of the Census. "2018 State Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin". Data accessed July 2019 from http://www.census.gov/popest

 

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2020) – The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts infographic to provide a summary of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

The infographic looks at infants and toddlers with disabilities served under Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from 2018 – 2019.

Data collection authorized under IDEA Section 618 showed 3.48% of infants and toddlers in the U.S. and outlying areas receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C.

Part C of the IDEA addresses provisions related to formula grants that assist states in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers birth through age two and their families. Part C regulations implement the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

Last modified on October 6, 2020

OSEP Releases Infographic on Students With Emotional Disturbance

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Children Identified With Emotional Disturbance. Percentage of Students with Disabilities Identified with Emotional Disturbance, Ages 6 to 21, Served Under IDEA, Part B, in the United States: School Year 2018-19. Map of United States. In SY 2018-19, the percentage of students with disabilities identified with emotional disturbance is 5.45%. States report a range from 1.65% to 17.36% of students with disabilities identified with Emotional Disturbance. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Educational Environments Collection,” 2018-19. https://go.usa.gov/xdp4T. Data for Wisconsin suppressed due to questionable data quality. Iowa does not use the specific disability categories when classifying a student as eligible for special education

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2020) — The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts infographic that provides an overview of children identified with emotional disturbance.

Data collected under Section 618 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) showed that 5.45% of student with disabilities in school year 2018-19 were identified with emotional disturbance.

The OSEP Fast Facts on children identified with emotional disturbance visually displays Section 618 Data to help users compare information about children identified with emotional disturbance versus all disability categories.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.

Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

Last modified on October 6, 2020

OSEP Releases Infographic on Students with Autism

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP Fast Facts: Children Identified with Autism. Map of U.S. showing percentage of students with disabilities ages 6 to 21 served under IDEA Part B and identified with autism in School Year 2018-19. In SY18-19, the percent of students with disabilities IDed with autism equals 11%. States reported a range from 1 to 15 % of student with disabilities IDed with autism. Source: U.S. Department of Education, EDFacts Data Warehouse (EDW): “IDEA Part B Child Count and Education Environments Collection,” 2018-19. Download: https://go.usa.gov/xdp4T

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2020) – The Office of Special Education Programs in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announced the release of an infographic on students with autism.

The infographic displays data collected as part the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s Section 618 requirement for states to submit data about infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities birth through age 21.

The autism infographic launched an OSEP data collection initiative called OSEP Fast Facts.

“OSEP Fast Facts enable us to share and promote 618 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data in a new and interactive way,” wrote OSEP in a blog post. “Our first OSEP Fast Facts presents 618 data on students identified with autism.”

Last modified on October 6, 2020