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Special Education Postings

Beginning with the 2017 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) changed the way it reports special education enrollment in school systems. TEA no longer includes a target for a school system’s total numbers of students in special education as part of state monitoring.

For special education representation, TEA only reports on overrepresentation within certain race, ethnicity and disability categories, as required by federal law. School systems cannot use this reporting data to delay, deny or prevent a referral for an evaluation for special education services.

SB 139 Notice to Families

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, also known as IDEA, is a federal law that gives eligible students with disabilities the right to receive special education services and assistance in school.

Compensatory Services

Compensatory services are used to help students make up for progress or skills they lost when their special education services were not provided.

Significant Disproportionality

The mission of the Texas Special Education Equity Initiative: Addressing Significant Disproportionality is to improve educational outcomes for all Texas students by combining cutting-edge research with high quality training and coaching around disproportionality.