The Office of the State Superintendent of 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.
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.
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 Section 504 eligibility, please contact Christie Weaver-Harris at [email protected].
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