Mixed results on special ed report card

Laramie, WY – The state's special education director says that some school districts in Wyoming have a lot of improvement to make when it comes to teaching special ed students.

The state has just put out a newly-revamped report card on special education that looks at twenty areas, from how often special ed students graduate from high school to the amount of time they spend in regular classrooms with their peers.

The special education director, Peg Brown-Clark, says the results of this first report card are mixed.

"I think that there are districts that have more positive data than others, but the added challenge is that we have such small numbers, a small number of students can really skew data in some of our smaller districts," Brown-Clark says.

But Brown-Clark says that, overall, schools have done better this year at meeting special ed goals than in years past.