Significant Disproportionality (Equity in IDEA)

These resources are a follow-up to the Equity in IDEA final regulation, which was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 19, 2016, and became effective on Jan. 18, 2017. The Q&A is a guidance document that includes questions and answers on the rule, including the standard methodology; remedies; effective and compliance dates; and a glossary of terms. It is intended to be used as a resource for states as they begin engaging with stakeholders around the implementation of the final rule. The Model State Timeline outlines the different streams of work and the timelines that states should consider as they implement the new rule.

Essential Questions and Answers (PDF, 631KB)

Model State Timeline (PDF, 324KB)

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Essential Questions and Answers and a Model State Timeline