OSEP Releases Fast Facts on Educational Environments of School Aged Children with Disabilities

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OSEP released a new OSEP Fast Facts: Educational Environments of School Aged Children with Disabilities, which explores our IDEA, Section 618 data.

This OSEP Fast Facts takes a closer look at the environments where children with disabilities are receiving special education and related services.

Highlights from OSEP Fast Facts: Educational Environments of School Aged Children with Disabilities

  • In SY 2020-21, 66.17% of all school aged children, served under IDEA, Part B, received services inside a regular class 80% or more of the day.
  • Students with Intellectual Disability (17.91%) and Autism (40.77%) were less likely to receive services inside a regular class 80% or more of the day while students with Speech or Language Impairment (87.90%) and Specific Learning Disability (74.81%) were more likely to receive services inside a regular class 80% or more of the day.
  • Black (3.68%) and Asian (3.48%) students with disabilities are more likely to receive services in separate schools than all students with disabilities (2.64%).
  • Students who are two or more races (2.35%) and White (2.54%) students with disabilities are more likely to receive services in parentally placed private schools than all students with disabilities (1.65%).

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