This is the 29th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2007. Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all children with disabilities and the provision of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities.
The 29th Annual Report consists of three volumes:
The first section of Volume 1 focuses on the children and students being served under IDEA. Among the topics covered are:
- trends in numbers and percentages of infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age children served;
- infants and toddlers exiting Part C;
- educational environments of preschool-age children;
- declassification of elementary school-age students; and
- trends in school exiting and transition for secondary students.
The second section of Volume 1 contains state-level data profiles, which this year display individual state trend data in tabular and graphic form.
The third section of Volume 1 consists of selected rank-ordered state data tables.
VolumeS 2 and 3
Volumes 2 and 3 contain extensive appendix tables of state-reported data required under Section 618 of IDEA, such as:
- numbers of infants and toddlers receiving early intervention services disaggregated by race/ethnicity;
- numbers of children and students with disabilities receiving special education services disaggregated by disability category and race/ethnicity;
- graduation and dropout data;
- service settings; and
- service personnel.