Special Education Services

LRE Data Cohort

The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Data Cohort was formed in 2010 to provide districts with a process for analyzing their educational environment data (both quantitative and qualitative).   Its focus is to improve the school climate with a more robust continuum of placements so that students with individualized education programs (IEPs) have greater access to the general education environment.

 LRE Data Cohort Seminar Dates new

North Central
December 3, 2015 December 9, 2015
March 1, 2016 February 23, 2016
November 30, 2016 December 7, 2016



 Priority Area

The LRE Data Cohort aligns to the Critical Performance Indicator 5A of the State Performance Plan (SPP) which addresses the educational environment of students with disabilities, with specific emphasis on the following factors:

  • Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the LRE, and
  • The percent of students with disabilities, ages 6-21, inside the general education classroom 80% or more of the school day.