But Douglas Gill, Washington's special ed director, said the grade was due to missing data, not poor performance.Only nine states are up to federal standard, according to the feds.
The state has since turned in the missing information, but federal officials refused to issue a new evaluation, Gill said. Nevertheless, Gill said the report won't bring any sanctions for the state.
Ask any special ed teacher whether the unwieldy federal system "needs intervention." Bring a chair and a bottle of water. It's going to be a long chat.