Each spring, the Iowa Department of Education provides a report to school districts and area education agencies (AEAs) about the State's performance on specific special education indicators. The indicators provide information about student performance as well as AEA and district compliance. Student indicators include graduation rate, dropout rate, proficiency and least restrictive environment (LRE) rates. The compliance indicators monitor AEA and district staff adherence to state code. AEA and district indicators include the 60-day evaluation timeline, elements identified in secondary transition individualized education plans and suspension/expulsion rates.
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