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DISPROPORTIONALITY

Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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OSEP Memorandum 07-09 to State Directors of Special Education
April 24, 2007
Topic: Disproportionality
Letter clarifying the requirements governing overidentification and disproportionality under section 612(a)(24) of IDEA and the requirements governing significant disproportionality under section 618(d) of IDEA.
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Redacted letter
January 14, 2002
Topic: Disproportionality
Letter regarding the ways in which OSEP and the Office for Civil Rights address the disproportionate representation of students from some racial and ethnic minority backgrounds in special education programs and classes.
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