The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs has released question 5 in their series of comment solicitations as part of the results driven accountability reform currently underway for IDEA. You can read and respond to Question 5 by clicking here. The Results Driven Accountability process seeks to emphasize educational results and functional outcomes for students with disabilities and creating a system that maximizes resources available. OSEP posts each question on the Department of Education blog to solicit comments from stakeholders and special educators.
You can find links to CEC’s Policy Insider coverage of the previous questions by clicking here. CEC also provided input on the reform process by attending several meetings over the summer in Washington, D.C. and will continue to participate in and monitor the process.
You can read the responses to Question 1, Question 2, Question 3, and Question 4 on the Department of Education’s blog. Question 5 requests comments on OSEP’s Results Drive Accountability Core Principles. Read and respond by clicking here.