The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is responsible for monitoring and supporting states’ implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). OSEP’s accountability is designed to best support states’ efforts to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families.
OSEP’s accountability system—Results Driven Accountability (RDA)—focuses OSEP’s resources on supporting states to fully implement the IDEA and improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their families.
RDA has three components:
Learn more about Results Driven Accountability.
Under 34 CFR 300.163(a), a state is required to make available at least the same amount of funds for special education and related services for children with disabilities as it did in the previous fiscal year. This is called Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS).
A state may request a one-year waiver of the maintenance of state financial support requirement.