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Searchable databases and software for reporting and retrieving special education related information.

California Special Education Reference

Nonpublic Schools/Agencies

Special Education Local Plans

  • Required components to comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2004, accompanying regulations, and the California Education Code (Updated 27-Jan-2023)

California Administrative Hearings Database

  • Office of Administrative Hearings, Special Education Unit External link opens in new window or tab.
  • Special Education Forms External link opens in new window or tab. Mediation ONLY Request Form, Mediation and Due Process Hearing Request Form including translations in Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, and Vietnamese, and Transcript Request Form
  • Notice of Resolution Session Outcome External link opens in new window or tab.
    Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) must convene a resolution session within 15 days of receiving a parents’ complaint unless the meeting is waived by both parties or the parent and the LEA agree to mediation [34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 300.510(a)(3)(i-ii)]. The CDE monitors LEAs’ compliance with resolution period requirements as a part of the CDE’s general supervisory responsibilities. The CDE, in conjunction with the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), is required to collect data on resolution session timelines and their outcomes. The Notice of Resolution Outcome Session form template, available at the above web page, may be used to report information on whether Resolution Sessions were held in a particular case.
  • Special Education Administrative Hearing Decisions (SEAHD) 1993-2005 (Posted 14-Sep-2012)
    Contains the Special Education Hearing Offices (SEHO) administrative hearing decisions from 1993 to 2005.

Special Education Enrollment Data

  • Annual Performance Report Measures (Updated 21-Sep-2023)
    Short summaries of special education program and student outcome data for California LEAs.
  • DataQuest
    Reports for accountability, enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollments, staffing, English Learners, and test data.
  • CalEdFacts
    Provides statistics and information on a variety of subjects concerning education in California.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, April 05, 2024
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