Special Education and related services are provided annually to about 124,000 eligible students in the state across 295 school districts. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that children with disabilities and the families of such children have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). IDEA is focused on improving educational results for children with disabilities. RCW 28A.155 provides the statutory basis for special education services in
OSPI must report annually to the public on the performance of each school district or educational service agency located in the State of
The following pages provide an overview of the three dispute resolution processes available for students aged 3 through 21 years under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA).
The Special Education Program Review Team collaborates with school districts to ensure improved educational results and functional outcomes for all children with disabilities. Washington’s program review systems includes a review of both quantitative and qualitative information provided by districts to ensure that districts are implementing the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004.