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Special Education Characteristics, Accommodations and Strategies

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2003 Annual State Report on Special Education Performance.

Percentage of students ages 6-21 recieving special education services in Illinois.

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Since 2001, the four highest incidence disabilities have stayed the same or seen a decrease as a percentage of all students recieving special education services, while Other Health Impairment and Autism have shown an increase.

Percentage of students ages 6-21 recieving special education services in Illinois in all disablities categories in the past three years.

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*Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). OSEP provides these percentages for students ages 6-17.
 
The percentage of Illinois students recieving special education services has increased slightly since 2001 and continues to be higher than the national percentage.

Money spent per pupil for special education services.

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*Special Education Expenditure Project
 
Special Education expenditures per special education pupil have increased by annual rates of 10.4%, 8.3%, and 7.1% from 2000 to 2003.

  

This site was created by Ann Kuehnel who is
a classroom teaching in the
Springfield School District,
Springfield, Illinois.