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Students enrolled in special education in Rhode Island

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Definition and Source



Children enrolled in special education is the percentage of children in kindergarten through 12th grade who are receiving publically-funded special education services in Rhode Island Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Data Source

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Diverse Learners.


Each reported year represents a school year. The denominator is the resident average daily membership in Rhode Island public elementary and secondary schools as calculated by the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students in pre-kindergarten receiving special education services and students who are parentally-placed in private schools are not included in this indicator.

Last Updated

May 2015