Special Education Annual Ratings released


Every year, school districts receive ratings on the performance of their special education programs, known as their Special Education Rating. On Sept. 7, the Department sent email notifications to superintendents, special education contacts and community school sponsors with instructions to access their online ratings reports through the Secure Application for Enterprise (SAFE) web portal.
Measures of procedural compliance are historically the basis of the rating. Starting this year, special education ratings also are based on measures of results for students with disabilities. This year’s ratings include math and reading proficiency rates for students with disabilities on state tests.
If you did not receive the email with your district’s rating or you have questions, please contact the Department’s Office for Exceptional Children. Resources and additional information are available on the Department's website.