In its Determination Letters on State Implementation of IDEA (revised July 24, 2018) the Department of Education provided its annual assessment of state compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With respect to Part B of the Act (for ages 3-21), the Department found that 21 states and territories earned the “meets requirements” designation for the 2016-2017 school years; 28 states and territories were in the “needs assistance” category; and Michigan, the District of Columbia, and two territories were in the “needs intervention” category, and the Bureau of Indian Education was classified as “needs intervention (7 consecutive years).” With respect to Part C (early intervention), 30 states and Puerto Rico were in the “meets requirements” category; 8 states were in the “needs assistance” category, and 13 states and four territories were in the “needs assistance (2 consecutive years)” category.

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