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OSEP Announces New Fast Facts

OSEP release two new Fast Facts that take a closer look at their IDEA 618 data on race and ethnicity.  The Asian Children with Disabilities and Hispanic and/or Latino Children with Disabilities Fast Facts present data from the data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 including that collected through child count, educational environments, discipline and exiting data collections. 

Highlights include:

  • In 2018, Hispanic and/or Latino children comprised 27.18% of the population of students ages 6-21 served under IDEA, Part B. California, Texas, Florida and New York served more than 50% of all the Hispanic and/or Latino students across the country.
  • In 2018, Asian children comprised 2.49% of the population of students ages 6-21 served under IDEA, Part B.  
  • Between SY 2009-10 and 2018-19, the percentage of Hispanic and/or Latino Students with Disabilities served under IDEA, part B increased from 21.76% to 27.18%. 
  • In school year 2018-19, Hispanic and/or Latino students were more likely to be identified with specific learning disability and less likely to be identified with other health impairment than all students with disabilities.
  • In school year 2018-19, Asian students are more likely to be identified with a speech or language impairment and Autism and less likely to be identified with specific learning disability than all students with disabilities. 
  • In school year 2017-18, Asian children with disabilities, ages 14-21, exiting school were more likely to graduate and less likely to drop out than all students with disabilities.

OSEP Fast Facts is an ongoing effort to display data from the 12 data collections authorized under IDEA Section 618 into graphic, visual representations with the intent to present 618 data quickly and clearly.  Visit the OSEP Fast Facts page for existing and future Fast Facts.

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