Special Education Profiles Updated With Additional Indicators

The Department has updated the 2022-2023 Special Education Profile for each school district and community school to include additional indicators. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to analyze the performance of each local district on the special education indicators each year. These additional indicators are provided for information and planning purposes. These indicators, listed below, do not have required actions:

  • Math and reading/language arts assessment participation rates (Indicator 3a);
  • Math and reading/language arts standard assessment proficiency rates (Indicator 3b);
  • Math and reading/language arts alternate assessment proficiency rates (Indicator 3c);
  • Math and reading/language arts assessment proficiency gaps (Indicator 3d);
  • Least restrictive environment for school-age students (Indicator 5);
  • Least restrictive environment for preschool students (Indicator 6);
  • Preschool outcomes (Indicator 7); and
  • Enrollment by disability category.

The Department emailed notifications to superintendents, special education contacts and community school sponsors when it updated the profiles May 4, 2023. Special Education Profiles can be accessed through the OHꟾID Portal.

By June 1, 2023, the Department will post special education indicator data for each district and community school to the Special Education Profiles webpage. The data will be posted in accordance with IDEA, which requires public reporting of each local district’s indicator data by June of each year. The data will be displayed in an Excel spreadsheet by June 1, 2023 and subsequently through the public version of the Special Education Profiles slated for release later in the summer. The public profiles also are linked to each district’s Ohio School Report Card page.

Contact the Office for Exceptional Children at OEC.profile@education.ohio.gov with questions about the Special Education Profiles.