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Students who are identified by schools as having a disability may qualify for one of two types of assistance. An Individualized Education Program^ (IEP) provides specially designed instruction, accommodations^, modifications^ and related services such as speech-language therapy to students who qualify for special education. A 504 plan^ provides accommodations and related services to general education students who are identified with a disability but who do not need special education.

Students with IEPs or 504 plans are protected from discrimination. Schools are also required to report certain data on students who are identified as having disabilities, such as how many repeat a grade, receive out-of-school suspensions or graduate on time.