This is the 37th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2015. 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 37th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2015 describes our nation’s progress in:
- providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children with disabilities,
- ensuring that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected,
- assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and
- 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, nationally and at the state level.
Go to the Preface.
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Links to the descriptions of the categories and subcategories of IDEA, Part B and Part C data used in the 37th 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 provided below.
Part B Data Files
Part B of IDEA provides funds to states to assist them in providing FAPE to children ages three through 21 with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services.
Part C Data Files
Part C of IDEA provides funds to states to assist them in developing and implementing statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency systems to make early intervention services available to all children from birth through age two with disabilities and their families.
These documents support the state level data files. They should be used in concert with the files.