Special Education

How effective are programs targeted to those in need of special education services because of a disability? Westat research assesses the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to improve compliance and outcomes for infants and children with disabilities.

Project Highlights

Helping states improve IDEA data quality

The Office of Special Education Programs has modified its approach to state accountability and is emphasizing data-based improvement planning for systemic change. With this new results-driven accountability model, states...

Supporting the future of special education

The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $80 million annually to support training programs for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or teaching endorsements in the special education field. The...