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ED/OSERS RIN: 1820-AB73 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Significant Disproportionality 
Abstract:

The Secretary will amend regulations under part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which govern the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities program. Specifically, the regulations will focus on section 618(d), which requires States to determine if significant disproportionality based on race and ethnicity is occurring in the State and local educational agencies of the State with respect to the identification of children as children with disabilities; the placement in particular educational settings of these children; and the incidence, duration, and type of disciplinary actions, including suspensions and expulsions, taken against these children.

 
Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 300.646   
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1418(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/02/2016  81 FR 10968   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/16/2016 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mary Louise Dirrigl
Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Room 5156, 400 Maryland Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 245-7324
Email: mary.louise.dirrigl@ed.gov