The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), as the State Education Agency (SEA) for the District of Columbia, is responsible for ensuring Local Educational Agency (LEA) compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, at 20 U.S.C. § 1400, et seq.). In FFY 2010, the District of Columbia included 54 LEAs and served 11, 9471 students with IEPs. It is important to note that some performance indicators addressed in this report utilize previous FFY data as required by the United States Department of Education’s (USDE’s) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). In the case that prior year data is utilized, its use is referenced accordingly.
This report is designed to provide a comprehensive update on SEA efforts to meet both federal and local objectives for all students with disabilities to achieve at high levels and receive timely and effective support.