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.

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Last modified on May 25, 2021