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OSEP IDEAs That Work


This website is designed to provide easy access to information from research to practice initiatives funded by OSEP that address the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. This website includes resources, links, and other important information relevant to OSEP’s research to practice efforts.

What is in included in the Federal Resources for Stakeholders section?

College- and Career-Readiness Standards (CCRS) and students with disabilities

CCRS are rigorous academic standards that build from kindergarten through 12th grade to support students’ preparation and success upon graduation from high school. This section of the website contains comprehensive information and resources for teachers and families of students with disabilities to support students academically, as well as with regard to social, emotional and behavioral skills.

Tool Kits

In this section you can access the archived "Tool Kit on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)," the "Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities," and the "Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities – Parent Materials."

Topical Issues in Education

Considerations of children with disabilities and their families with regards to: Disproportionality and Equity, English Learners, and Family Engagement.

Intervention IDEAs Briefs

In this section, you can access briefs that provide information on interventions to address academic and behavioral challenges in infants, toddlers, children, and youth impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), lead exposure, and opioids.

New Resources Library

Browse and filter highlighted materials from OSEP-funded centers and the U.S. Department of Education. This library was started in 2016 - check back regularly for updates!


Employment English Learners (ELs) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Family Engagement Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Postsecondary Education Transition