Assessment on Education of Students with Disabilities in Jordan: Final Report

Through the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Research Triangle Institute (RTI) is implementing the Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Initiative (RAMP) (2015–2019). The objective of RAMP is to improve the reading and mathematics skills of students in Jordan from Kindergarten 2 through grade 3 (K2–G3). The inclusion of students with disabilities is a crosscutting theme of this project. To address this theme, RTI engaged a team of international and local experts in special and inclusive education to conduct a situational assessment on the education of students with disabilities in Jordan. The assessment took place between December 2016 to May 2017. Findings from this assessment will help to compare the current situation in Jordan with international standards and best practices, determine gaps in services, strengthen RAMP’s inclusion efforts, and further enhance future efforts and initiatives conducted by the Ministry of Education (MoE).