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Table B.1.c.-1 Number and percentage of public school students with Individual Education Programs (IEP), by locale: 2007–08
  Number of public school students   Number of students with IEPs   Percentage of public school students with IEPs   Percentage distribution of students with IEPs
Locale Number Standard error   Number Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error
Total 48,529,000 (696,600)   5,956,000 (129,700)   12.3 (0.17)   100.0 (†)
City 13,025,000 (527,900)   1,612,000 (89,800)   12.4 (0.49)   27.1 (1.22)
Large 6,420,000 (412,800)   753,000 (62,900)   11.7 (0.70)   12.6 (0.96)
Midsize 2,701,000 (257,300)   348,000 (34,700)   12.9 (0.85)   5.8 (0.59)
Small 3,904,000 (285,300)   511,000 (58,200)   13.1 (1.09)   8.6 (0.91)
                       
Suburban 16,814,000 (571,100)   1,997,000 (91,700)   11.9 (0.33)   33.5 (1.25)
Large 13,955,000 (477,400)   1,643,000 (76,400)   11.8 (0.33)   27.6 (1.13)
Midsize 1,652,000 (181,300)   210,000 (43,700)   12.7 (2.13)   3.5 (0.71)
Small 1,207,000 (161,600)   144,000 (21,200)   12.0 (0.76)   2.4 (0.35)
                       
Town 6,601,000 (315,500)   825,000 (41,400)   12.5 (0.36)   13.9 (0.73)
Fringe 1,848,000 (210,600)   222,000 (23,700)   12.0 (0.52)   3.7 (0.40)
Distant 2,831,000 (247,300)   361,000 (34,100)   12.7 (0.67)   6.1 (0.58)
Remote 1,922,000 (160,600)   242,000 (24,100)   12.6 (0.59)   4.1 (0.41)
                       
Rural 12,089,000 (482,500)   1,522,000 (62,700)   12.6 (0.28)   25.6 (1.07)
Fringe 6,492,000 (413,400)   786,000 (51,800)   12.1 (0.42)   13.2 (0.85)
Distant 3,827,000 (287,000)   504,000 (38,400)   13.2 (0.59)   8.5 (0.67)
Remote 1,770,000 (145,900)   232,000 (19,700)   13.1 (0.53)   3.9 (0.34)
† Not applicable.
NOTE: An IEP is required for all students with an identified disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Includes students in schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Does not include prekindergarten, postsecondary, or adult education students. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Public School and BIE School Data Files," 2007–08.
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