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Special Education Data

State of Colorado Special Education Data

Section 618 of IDEA requires states to report to the Secretary of Education and the public on the equity of services provided under IDEA for various subgroups. The data reports below summarize Colorado’s annual data submissions to the Secretary of Education:

Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and Coordinated Early Intervention Services (CEIS)

To learn about Colorado's special education data in comparison to other states or nation, please visit IDEA Data Center's Interactive Public Reporting Engine

Administrative Units Special Education Data

Some of the state-level special education data posted above are disaggregated at the Administrative Unit level:

Child Count and Educational Environment

Disciplinary Removals of Children with Disabilities

Exiting Special Education

Students with Disabilities Compared to Total Enrollment


For years prior to what is shown above, please visit the Special Education Data Reports Archive.


State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator Data

The State Performance Plan is the State's plan to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that evaluates the State's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B of the IDEA and how the State will improve the implementation of IDEA Part B. The SPP contains measurable and rigorous targets in the following 17 indicators. Please click indicators of your interest to learn more about them.

Indicator 9 - Disproportionate Representation in Special Education**

Indicator 10 - Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories**

Indicator 11 - Child Find**

Indicator 12 - Part C to B Transition**

Indicator 13 - Secondary Transition with IEP Goals**

Indicator 14 - Secondary Transition*

Indicator 15 - Hearing Requests Resolved*

Indicator 16 - Mediation Agreements*

Indicator 17 - State Systemic Improvement Plan*

*Indicators in blue (above) are “result indicators” in which States are evaluated based on their achievement on the given indicator.

**Indicators in green (above) are “compliance indicators” in which States are evaluated based on the extent to which they are compliant with IDEA in the given indicator area.

For more information, contact:

Miki Imura
Email Miki Imura
Phone: (303) 866-6976

Alyssa Ohleyer
Email Alyssa Ohleyer
Phone: (303) 866-6308

Orla Bolger
Email Orla Bolger
Phone: (303) 866-6896


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