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2022 Special Education ratings now available to districts


Each year, districts and schools in Ohio receive a rating evaluating the performance of their special education programs. The Ohio Department of Education released the 2022 Special Education Ratings for all districts and community schools Oct. 3.

The Department calculates this rating using final data submitted through the Education Management Information System (EMIS). The compilation of data results in one of four possible ratings:

  • Meets Requirements;
  • Needs Assistance;
  • Needs Intervention or;
  • Needs Substantial Intervention.

The primary basis of the 2022 rating is the final special education program data districts submitted for the 2020-2021 school year. The Special Education Profile districts received in December 2021 includes the data used to calculate the rating. Due to federal changes to special education indicators and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Special Education Ratings are based only on compliance measures. Results indicators are provided for continuous improvement planning and will be included in future ratings.

The Office for Exceptional Children emailed notifications to superintendents, special education contacts and community school sponsors with instructions to access their online ratings reports through the Department’s OH|ID portal.

Contact the Department’s Office for Exceptional Children for questions about annual ratings. Visit the Special Education Ratings webpage for resources and additional information.