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Wide Disparities Found in Special Ed Enrollment

April 25, 2019

By: Michelle Diament

Source: Disability Scoop

Nationwide, about 13 percent of students qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. But that number varies significantly from one state to the next, government investigators say.

At the low end, 6.4 percent of school children ages 6 to 21 in one state were served under IDEA in the fall of 2016 compared to a high of 15.1 percent in another.

Those are the findings of a Government Accountability Office report out this week.

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