Special Education Rules and Regulations Side-by-Side
The purpose of the "side-by-side" is to assist educators, parents, and other stakeholders to better understand the federal regulations (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), State Law (Texas Education Code), and State Rules (Texas Administrative Code: Commissioner's and State Board of Education Rules concerning Special Education).
Federal Regulations - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004
State Rules (Not required by IDEA or federal regulations)
States must identify any rule, regulation, or policy that is State-imposed (not required by IDEA or Federal regulations) as part of its annual state application to receive federal funding.
Special education related commissioner's rules can be found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 19, Chapter 89. Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter AA: Commissioner's Rules Concerning Special Education Services.
Other Sections of Commissioner Rules related to Special Education
Chapter 75. Curriculum, Subchapter BB. Special Provisions Career and Technology Education
Chapter 89. Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter BB. State Plan for Educating Limited English Proficient Students
Chapter 101. Assessment, Subchapter AA. Participation of Limited English Proficient Students in State Assessments
State Board of Education Rules
Special education related SBOE rules can be found in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 19, Chapter 89. Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter D: Special Education Services and Settings.
- §101.1. Scope of Rules.
- §101.5. Student Testing Requirements.
Texas State Law
Division of IDEA Coordination
1701 North Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas 78701-1494
Telephone: 512.463.9414 | Fax: 512.463.9560