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Special Education Accountability
Special Education Accountability Services are focused on supporting the needs of districts and charter schools in Region 20 with respect to Special Education program effectiveness. The communication, training and technical assistance is designed to support Special Educators efforts to stay in compliance and keep their Special Education programs operating effectively in the face of constantly changing legal, legislative and community requirements. In addition, Accountability Services are here to provide expertise and training to districts and charters going through the intervention process.




Significant Disproportionality

34 CFR 300.646 was updated in December of 2016 to standardize the calculations used to determine significant disproportionality in the representation, placement and discipline of Special Education students by race/ ethnicity and primary disability category. The following tools may be helpful as you gain familiarity with the new calculations.

Excel SD Workbook to help calculate ratios and risk  ratios from data you input. Updated 11/08/17 to allow user to input 3-21 age range for Representation and Discipline Tabs and 6-21 age range for Placement tab.

SD Calculation Tool to walk you through the calculations step by step.        

Kelly Joseph
Special Education
Accountability Specialist
(210) 370-5664

email Kelly Joseph

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