Each academic year, the Indiana Department of Education conducts two official counts of students with disabilities. These counts are of the number of students with disabilities who are eligible for special education services and are receiving those services on the day of the count. The first count, on December 1st of each year, is used to generate state funding for students with disabilities under IC 20-43-7-6. The second count, on April 1st of each year, is used for informational purposes. Both counts are certified by the Indiana State Board of Education under IC 20-43-4-4.