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Annual Determinations

IDEA 2004 requires states to issue annual determinations to all districts regarding their implementation of part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

IDEA Section 616(a), CFR 300.600 & 300.602, and WAC 392-172A-07012

The four levels of determination are:

  1. Meets Requirements
  2. Needs Assistance
  3. Needs Intervention
  4. Needs Substantial Intervention

Washington uses the federally required criteria for calculating district determinations:

  1. Audit results
  2. Timely correction of non-compliance
  3. Timely and accurate data
  4. Performance on the compliance indicators (indicators 4b, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13)

Districts are notified of their determination level through a hard copy letter mailed to the district on or around November 1st of each year. More information about the process for annual determinations is found below:

November 2018 District Determinations

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires the U.S. Department of Education to make annual “determinations” as to the overall compliance of each State with the requirements of Part B of the IDEA. States are likewise required to make “determinations” as to the level of overall compliance of each district within the State. OSPI is making this information available to the public pursuant to WAC 392-172A-07025.

   Updated 12/10/2018

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