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Our new report on Results-Driven Accountability (RDA) takes a look at this initiative 5 years after implementation as part of Rethinking Special Education initiative.

Our Kids Count blog details efforts to ensure students with disabilities are provided equitable access to public charter schools. Read it here.

NAEP 2017: Our report shows achievement of students with disabilities worsening. Read our blog post and new NAEP section of our site.

Our new IDEA funding gap map shows how much each state is owed by Congress to achieve full funding. Get your gap here.

Our Graduation reports show significant changes over 6 years yet big gaps for students with disabilities remain.

Our analysis finds students with disabilities served under Section 504 are overwhelmingly White, male. Read it here.

Our study finds wide variation in graduation rates for students with disabilities; little relationship with states' graduation policies. Read it here.

IDEA Money Watch Special Report provides information on MOE reductions and use of IDEA funds for Coordinated Early Intervening Services. Read it here.

The Advocacy Institute co-authors RTI-based SLD Identification Toolkit for the RTI Action Network. View the introductory webinar on the Toolkit.

Check out Moving Your Numbers to learn ways to improve performance for students with disabilities. The Parent/Family Companion Guide was written by The Advocacy Institute.

 

   

Latest Projects
 

ESSA and Students with Disabilities

Learn how the latest reauthorization of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act - called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) -
will impact students with disabilities.

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IDEA State Complaint Resource Center

The IDEA State Complaint Resource Center is your guide to effective
state complaints, one of the dispute resolution options under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Check it out!

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IDEAmoneywatch.com
Our IDEAmoneywatch.com project provides comprehensive
information on federal funding for the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

 

 

 


 

Resource Highlights

 

Free access to our Advocate Academy webinar series.

Choose from over 50 webinars designed for special education advocates. Get started.


Guide cover
Preparing for Special Education
Mediation and Resolution Sessions:
A Guide for Families
and Advocates


Produced in collaboration with the Children's Law Clinic at Duke University Law School.

Get your free copy today!

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

What is NAEP and why is it important for students with disabilities? We've got it covered in this new section featuring basic information and latest results.

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