As required by law, the Department has issued annual determination letters regarding states’ implementation of theIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Each state was evaluated on key indicators under Part B (ages 3 through 21) and Part C (infants through age 2) and placed into one of four categories: meets requirements, needs assistance, needs intervention, and needs substantial intervention. Most states fell into the top categories; 38 states met requirements for Part B, and 37 states and Puerto Rico met requirements for Part C. No states were in needs substantial intervention. The IDEA identifies specific technical assistance or enforcement actions that the agency must undertake for states that do not meet requirements.
Source: U.S. Department of Education
Available at: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/idea/sppapr.html