Feds: Most States Failing To Meet Special Ed Obligations by Michelle Diament | July 14, 2015, Disabilityscoop (email)
(Note: Utah’s status is “Needing Assistance”)
“Federal officials indicate that less than half of states are meeting their obligations under special education law.
The U.S. Department of Education says that just 19 states qualified for the “meets requirements” designation for the 2013-2014 school year. The rest of states were classified as “needs assistance” or “needs intervention.”
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Education Department must evaluate states annually on their efforts to implement special education programs.
Please refer to a separate post on the response from the state of Utah State of Education (USOE) to its rating of “needs assistance”. (Phase I plan for the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP))