This is the 30th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2008. 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 to all children with disabilities and the provision of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities.
The 30th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 2008 describes our nation’s progress:
- in providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children with disabilities,
- in assuring that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected,
- in assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and
- in assessing the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.
The report focuses on the children and students with disabilities being served under IDEA, Part C or B (P.L. 108-446), nationally and at the state level.
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Data Descriptions and Data Files
Descriptions of the categories and subcategories of IDEA, Part C and Part B data used in the 30th Annual Report and the actual data used to populate the tables and figures in Sections I and II and the appendixes of the report are available at: