The Division of Specialized Education is supporting the District of Columbia’s efforts to ensure full compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The 2016-17 school year data collection for Section 504 Plan eligibility opened April 3, 2017 and will close on May 1, 2017. To meet new EDFacts federal reporting requirements of the U.S. Department of Education, OSSE is required to report aggregate data by school and LEA about students who are eligible for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Additionally, OSSE will use data from this collection to validate student-level eligibility for statewide assessment accommodations. Section 504 covers students with qualifying disabilities who attend schools receiving federal financial assistance. For more information on eligibility under Section 504, please visit OSSE’s website.
Students with individualized education programs (IEPs) are automatically covered by Section 504; therefore, it is not necessary to identify students with disabilities who have a current IEP as eligible for accommodations under Section 504. The 504 Plan Eligibility Data Collection is intended to capture data for those students who are eligible for accommodations under Section 504 who are not receiving services under a current IEP.
For questions about the data collection, please email Laura Maurizi at [email protected].
For questions about Section 504 eligibility, please email Christie Weaver-Harris at [email protected].
For questions related to OSSE’s Secure Upload, please contact Tonia Lovelace at [email protected] or (202) 215-8373.
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