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Special Education Profiles Delayed

The 2019-2020 Special Education Profiles will be delayed and released in two phases. Every year, each school district receives a Special Education Profile displaying the district's performance on key indicators established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The profile also informs the district of any required activities for specific indicators.

This year, a new section has been added to measure significant disproportionality. Disproportionality occurs when students of a certain racial group are identified for special education, placed in more restrictive settings or disciplined at a markedly higher rate than their peers.

Due to the expanded disproportionality data within the profiles this year, additional time is needed to finalize the profiles. The Ohio Department of Education will release 2019-2020 Special Education Profiles in the following phases:


1. Phase one is targeted for release in late March 2020. This phase will contain all indicators that may have required actions and detailed action steps, including:

1. Disproportionality categories;

2. Compliance indicators; and

3. Survey indicators.

2. Phase two is targeted for release in late April 2020. This phase will add informational indicators to help districts with continuous improvement planning. These informational indicators do not have required actions.


With each profile release, the Department will email notifications to superintendents, special education contacts and community school sponsors. View the Special Education Profiles in the Department’s OH│ID portal.

For information and resources on disproportionality, visit the Department’s new Equity in Special Education webpage.

For answers to questions, please contact the Office for Exceptional Children.


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