Ohio earns IDEA Part B state determination of Meets Requirements


Every year, each state receives a rating on its implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), known as its determination. The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Special Education Programs uses both procedural compliance and student results indicators, giving each equal weight, to evaluate each state’s performance. These data result in one of four determinations – Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention and Needs Substantial Intervention. Ohio is one of 23 states to receive a 2023 determination of Meets Requirements.

Ohio is proud of the most recent determination of Meets Requirements, the highest rating a state can earn. Ohio’s lowest scoring measures continue to be the percentage of students with disabilities who graduate by meeting the same requirements as students without disabilities and the percentage of students with disabilities dropping out. Ohio’s 67% graduation rate for students with disabilities for the Class of 2021 was the 12th lowest in the nation. Ohio’s 16% dropout rate for students with disabilities in 2021 was 23rd out of all states and territories. View Ohio’s full determination here.

Despite receiving Meets Requirements as the 2023 determination, Ohio continues to address its lowest-scoring areas of graduation and dropout. Read more about Ohio’s improvement efforts on Ohio’s Special Education Determination webpage.

Many thanks to the local education agencies, educational service centers and state support teams for your continued commitment to serve Ohio’s exceptional children.