# of students with IEPs in a school - is this information available to public?

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  1. anna9868

    anna9868 Habitué

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    Reading the Charter schools thread I really got interested to know how my kids' school does in terms of special ed population. It's a huge school, K-12, getting kids from ~20 other school district, it's own separate school district. We just talked about it with one of the teachers there, he suggested it may have a higher IEP population than the surrounding districts, but it's hard to judge because of its huge size.

    I did google search, the most I found was students with IEPs in particular state. Does anyone know if I can find this information for a particular district (in Pennsylvania, I should add)?
     
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    Does this school post its testing results online? Does the state post testing data? Maybe even the newspaper posts this information. If so, that's where I'd look. My school's testing results always give lots of information about the school's demographics and scores based on those demographics.
     
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    School Academic Report Card. (Sarc) should have it
     
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    sorry, I don't get it. What do testing results have to do with # of iep students?
     
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    See, I not only wanted to see the % of students with iep's in our school/district, but in surrounding districts as well to compare. That's why I was wondering if that sort of information is publicly available or would you have to dig really deep down to get it?

    I'm just curious, so my goal is not to dig deep. If there is a website, I would like to see, otherwise... I don't care
     
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    I was going to ask you why you needed to know...but you stated you were just curious, so I guess it doesn't matter.
     
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    Testing data is broken down by demographics, so it will show the percentage of students who receive sped services.
     
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    thanks, czacza, exactly what I've been looking for!

    And yes, according to that site our charter's school special ed % is not higher than surrounding districts
     
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    Can anyone explain to me what is the significance of Title I school? I mean, I googled it, it said the school gets extra money if it demonstrates the need for services. I found on that site that many surrounding elementary schools in our area are title I school, and I definitely know it's doesn't consist of poor population of students

    so, what's the significance of titlle I school for teachers? why do I see in some threads here people say "Oh, it's a title I school, btw" ?
     
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    In my experience, Title I schools are identified by the number of students on free lunch, which usually equates to a low socio economic area. They are given money for services to help the students academically. Each school can decide how that money is spent...tutoring, enhanced textbooks, more equipment, etc. I have worked in both types of schools and, really, have seen very little difference in the schools.
     

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