In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in March of the 2019-2020 school year and continuing through the 2020-2021 school year, public school units across the state employed unprecedented methods to ensure continued student learning by utilizing various modes of instruction and student outreach. As such, caution should be taken when comparing data reported for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years to data reported for prior and subsequent years.
This is an unduplicated count of all children with disabilities receiving services in North Carolina. The following chart identifies the exceptionality, timeline, reporting period, and the electronic or web-based system where data are maintained.
|Children with disabilities who receive special education and related services according to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Service Plan||Annually||December 1||April 1||ECATS|
|Children who are academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) who have a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP)||Annually||N/A||April 1||PowerSchool|
|Children diagnosed with disabilities who are also academically or intellectually gifted (AIG)||Annually||N/A||April 1||ECATS|
Children with disabilities ages 3-5 and 6-21 are reported according to their: (a) disability category and discrete age year based upon the child's age as of the data collection date; (b) race/ethnicity and disability category; (c) discrete age year and educational environment; and (d) race/ethnicity and educational environment. Data are analyzed and a December 1 Child Count Report is sent to WESTAT and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) no later than February 1st.
The child count data are North Carolina's counts of children ages 3 through 21 (grouped by ages 3-5 and 6-21) receiving special education and related services under IDEA, Part B on December 1 of each year. The educational environments data are North Carolina's counts of the number of students, ages 3 through 21 (grouped separately for ages 3-5 and 6-21), served in each educational environment on December 1 of each year. These data provide a measure of the extent to which students with disabilities are educated with their non-disabled peers. The AIG child count data are North Carolina's children ages 5 through 20 receiving AIG services under a DEP on April 1 of each year.
The End-of-Year Report is an annual data collection of personnel, exiting, and discipline data under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Data are collected and analyzed from all LEAs, Charter Schools and State-Operated Programs in North Carolina. A report is sent to WESTAT and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) no later than November 1st.
The personnel data are North Carolina's counts of special education teachers and related services personnel providing special education and related services to children ages 3 through 21 on December 1 of each year. Counts of personnel are provided in full-time equivalents (FTE). The exiting data are North Carolina's counts of the number of students, ages 14 through 21, who exited special education during the school year by basis of exit and disability. The discipline data are North Carolina's counts of the number of students, ages 3 through 21, receiving special education and related services that were removed to interim alternative educational settings and the number of students with disabilities suspended or expelled more than 10 days. The discipline data are available for each disability category and for each racial/ethnic category.
- No assessment data available for 2019-20 due to COVID-19
Dispute Resolution End-of-Year Reports:
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