Over the last 12 years, total enrollment for students with disabilities has steadily increased whereas general education enrollment numbers have recently declined.
Of the 726,100 students in California's K-12 student population, 12.5% have an IEP
14% of socio-economically disadvantaged students have an IEP
30% of foster youth have an IEP
Dual identification refers to students who are identified as English learners (multilingual learners) and meet eligibility for Special Education under one or more of the 13 distinct disabilities identified by IDEA.
Students of a national-origin-minority who are limited in English language proficiency (United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 2016). The acronym ELL or ELLs, is used to refer to students whose home/native language is any language other than English, and who are in the process of learning academic English (CDE, 2015).
A student who has been formally identified as having a disability in one or more of the 13 disability categories as indicated in IDEA. A SWD is a student whose disability adversely affects their learning, such that special education services and/or related services are required and necessary for the child to make educational progress (IDEA, 2004).
We are beyond excited to connect with the statewide system of support as part of the Special Education Resource Leads. We look forward to helping reshape special education support for LEAs.