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Susanne Smith, 503-947-5637

March 30, 2011

State Releases 2009-10 Special Education Report Cards for School Districts, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Programs

SALEM – The Oregon Department of Education released the fifth annual report cards for Oregon Special Education and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education. The report cards are required under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

There are 74,122 Oregon school-age students in special education programs, about 13% of the school-age population in the state. Special education students are supported by federal, state, and local resources.

Since 1975, the federal government has required that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education and special services to meet their education needs. The Special Education report cards give parents of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) information about their school district and EI/ECSE programs.

The 2009-10 school district Special Education Report Cards include the following information:
• Academic achievement in math and English/language arts
• Participation in state assessment
• Adequate yearly progress
• And more

The 2009-10 Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Report Cards include the following information by program:
• Results of Early Childhood Assessment
• Percentage of infants and toddlers with Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
• Results of parent surveys
• Resources for parents
• And more

Special Education and Early Childhood report cards (in English and Spanish) are online at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=1831

For more information on the Oregon State Performance Plan for Special Education, please visit: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1813

Susan Castillo, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Susanne Smith, Communications Director, Telephone (503) 947-5637

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