There are 12 data collections authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Section 618: under Part B: (1) Child Count; (2) Educational Environments; (3) Personnel; (4) Exiting; (5) Discipline; (6) Assessment; (7) Dispute Resolution; and (8) Maintenance of Effort Reduction and Coordinated Early Intervening Services; and Under Part C: (9) Child Count; (10) Settings; (11) Exiting; and (12) Dispute Resolution.
* Prior to school year (SY) 2012, the Part B Child Count and Educational Environments data and the Part C Child Count and Settings data were provided to the public in separate files.
Comma Separated Value (.csv) Files
Many 618 Data files are provided in Comma Separated Value (.CSV) format. This format allows for data to be easily loaded into a variety of applications. However, they are best viewed in applications that allow data to be manipulated in columns, most common of which are spreadsheets or databases (Excel, Access, etc.).
Part B of IDEA provides funds to states to assist them in providing free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children ages three through 21 with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services.
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.