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DH-14 Data Details

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

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act data
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
56.8 (2007–08)
Target: 
73.8
Target-Setting Method: 
Projection/trend analysis
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Trend data from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act database were used to perform a linear regression for data between 2000 and 2008. The proposed target is based on the assumption that the same rate of improvement continues from one decade to the next.
Numerator: 

Number of students aged 6 to 21 years with disabilities who are in regular classrooms at least 80 percent of the day

Denominator: 

Number of students aged 6 to 21 years with disabilities in all classroom settings

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Data come from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Data System, administered by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education. Data are based on counts of the number of students with disabilities as specified in the numerator and denominator definitions. Data are aggregated by states and territories for a total of 57 entries (50 states plus DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Bureau of Indian Affairs). Thus specific population or demographic data are unavailable (i.e. data by gender, race-ethnicity).

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. 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.].