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Special Education Accountability
Special Education services are designed to provide administrative and program support through training and technical assistance to school districts and charter schools in the region. These services are based on regional needs collaboratively identified by local districts/charter schools and Education Service Center, Region 20 personnel.




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 the data you input. Updated 10/3/17 to reflect new discipline indicators coming out in Discipline Data Validation of Fall 2017.

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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