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Fewer States Hit Mark Under New Spec. Ed. Framework

The department released the results of its new evaluation process on June 24. Only 15 states fell into the “meets requirements” category, based on data collected for the 2012-13 school year. More than half the states, 32, were categorized as “needs assistance.” The other three states—California, Delaware, and Texas—plus the District of Columbia fell into the “needs intervention” category. In 2013, 38 states were in the “meets requirement” category.