The U.S. Dept. of Education (ED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has released the annual IDEA state determinations for 2023

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires ED to annually assign every state a “rating” on its implementation of IDEA, based on the state’s performance on its State Performance Plan (SPP). The 2023 determinations are based on performance for fiscal year 2021. Beginning in 2014, OSEP began using the “Results-Driven Accountability” (RDA) Matrix to arrive at state determinations.  

Changes from 2022 Determinations

  • Rating improved for 6 states: AL, AR, ID, OH, RI, WA
  • Rating dropped for 6 states: GA, ME, OK, OR, NH, VA, as well as the Bureau of Indian Education (not shown on map) and the Federated States of Micronesia

Just 6 states have received a Meets Requirements rating each of the past 10 years (2014-2023): KS, MA, MN, MO, PA, WI. 

Michigan has a rating of ‘Needs Assistance’ (two or more consecutive years)