Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Data (IDEA data)

Years Available
2004 to present
Mode of Collection
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to collect and report on certain information on programs for infants, toddlers, and their families and of programs serving children ages 3 through 21. Section 618 of IDEA requires each state to submit data about infants and toddlers who receive early-intervention services under Part C of IDEA and about children with disabilities who receive special education and related services under Part B of the IDEA.
Selected Content
Population and enrollment data; Part B and C counts and other data.
Population Covered
Children and youth covered by Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Data are reported by 60 areas: the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 5 territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands), 3 outlying areas (Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Federated States of Micronesia), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The data represent aggregated population counts; thus, specific demographic data (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity) are unavailable although some summary tables are published.
Response Rates and Sample Size
100%; all areas provide data every year.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. 40th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2018.