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Aug 5, 2010

PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010 now available at ReportsandReports

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PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010 is a new report from Simba Information that examines the business and market metrics for this dynamic segment of the school market.

The report offers Simba’s trademark comprehensive analysis of the trends, opportunities and challenges in this market segment to guide publishers, service providers and marketers.

Topics include:

  • Size and structure of the PreK-12 special education market segment,
  • Pertinent state and federal policy guidelines,
  • Funding resources,
  • Decision-makers and the purchasing process,
  • Critical instructional materials and assessments used in special education,
  • How technology is impacting delivery of services and instruction.

PreK-12 Special Education Market Forecast 2010 is designed to provide usable market and business intelligence for publishing, editorial, marketing, business development and investment professionals responsible for creating strategies to succeed in this market segment.

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Special Education Market Size and Structure


Special Education is Not Homogeneous

Categories of Disabilities

Where Services are Provided

Response to Intervention Emerges

RtI Gives New Meaning to Grouping

Districts Personalize RtI

RtI Grows Quickly

Reducing Special Education Referrals

RtI Case Study Missouri

RtI Case Study Boston Public Schools

RtI Case Study: Mobile County, Ala., Public Schools

State’s Use of RtI Varies

Early Intervention Services

Services in the Least Restrictive Environment

Universal Design for Learning Opens Access

Focus on Prevention through Intervention

9% of 3-21 Population Has Special Needs

Special Education Population Growth Slows

Chapter 2: Policy, Legislation and Funding


IDEA Is Major Federal Policy Setter

Implementation of Federal Policy Varies

NCLB Had Dramatic Effect on Special Education

Reauthorization of ESEA Could Bring More Change

NIMAS Aims to Improve Access to Instructional Materials

Bookshare Helps with Conversion

Pearson and Blio Offer ALternatives

Update on Several State Initiatives in Special Education

Per Student Costs Increase in Special Education

IDEA is Primarily Channel for Federal Special Education Funding

Fiscal 2011 State Grant Request Increases 2.2%

Early Intervention Services

ARRA Boosts IDEA Funding

Other Federal Programs Help RtI as Well

State and Local Funding Is Main Support for Special Education

Chapter 3: Special Education in Schools: Simba Information/MDR Survey Results


Characteristics of Survey Respondents

Schools Trying to Mainstream Special Needs Students

Districts See Some Growth in Children Classified with Special Needs

Special Needs Children Educated in District Schools

Majority of Special Needs Children are Mainstreamed

Use of RtI Increases in 2009-2010

RtI Targeted at about 20% of Students

Most Frequently Used Instructional Materials

Purchasing Decisions Made Most Often at District Level

Manipulatives Used Most Frequently in Elementary Special Education

Print Texts, Computers Adaptive Programs Top Middle Schools List

Digital Texts Make Headway in High School Special Education

Manipulatives Viewed as Most Effective in Special Education

Manipulatives, Textbooks Remain Strong in RtI

Manipulatives Viewed as Most Effective in RtI

Intrest in Technology, But Not Integral Use…Yet

Computer Use is Occasional Not Primary

Free Web Resources Support Core Programs

Paper and Pencil Predominate for Assessment

Chapter 4: Instructional Materials and Assessments


Niches for Special Education Materials

Special Education Incorporates Formative Assessment

Alternative and Modified Assessment for Severe Disabilities

Publishers Providing Professional Development

Team Teaching Used

RtI Requires Professional Development

Districts Look at New PD Models

Multi-Pronged Opportunity for Technology

Mixed Media Offers Variety of Solutions

Stimulus Funding Encouraged Technology Acquisitions

Technology Key for Data Management

Assistive and Medical Technology Expands

RtI and Special Education Attract a Variety of Publishers

Cambium Learning Group Invests in Assistive Technology

Special Education Materials Market Grows 2.6%

Secondary Schools Account for 51% of Special Education Materials Market

Federal Funds Enable Instructional Materials Spending

Purchasing Process and Decision-Makers

RtI Is Decided and Purchased at District Level

States Play a District but Nominal Role

Chapter 5: Conclusions and Outlook


Trends Unfolding Beyond 2011

What Educators are Looking for in Devices and Materials

Electronic Whiteboards Lead Device Wish List

Computer-Based Programs are Top Choice in Instructional Materials

Growth Areas for Special Education Include Autism and ADHD

Middle and High Schools are Areas of Growing Need

Moving Beyond Reading and Math

Transition Materials Sought to Assist Move to ‘Real World’

Demand Continues for English-Language Learners

The Need for Preschool Materials Will Rise

Best Practices for Publishers

Chapter 6: Who’s Who

American Education Corp.


Cambium Learning Group

Carnegie Learning

Curriculum Advantage

Curriculum Associates

Digital Directions International

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

McGraw-Hill Education


PCI Education

Pearson Education

Renaissance Learning

Scholastic Education

School Specialty Intervention

Scientific Learning


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