DH-14 Increase the proportion of children and youth with disabilities who spend at least 80 percent of their time in regular education programs

National Data Source
Data Accountability Center (DAC); Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED/OSERS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
56.8 (2007-2008)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of students aged 6 to 21 years with disabilities who are in regular classrooms at least 80 percent of the day
Number of students aged 6 to 21 years with disabilities in all classroom settings
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

Data come from the IDEA Data System, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education. Data are based on student counts as defined in the numerator and Denominator sections above. Data are aggregated by states and territories so that there are a total of 57 entries (50 states plus DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, N. Marianas, BIA). Thus specific population or demographic data are unavailable (i.e. data by gender, race-ethnicity).

References and More Information

  1. National Center for Health Statistics. DATA 2010 [Internet database]. Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. c2010 – [cited 2020, August 8, 2010.]. Available from: http://wonder.cdc.gov/data2010
  2. OSEP's Annual Reports to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) [Internet]. Washington (DC): U.S. Department of Education. c2010 – [cited 2010, Mar 10.]. Available from http://www2.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/index.html