STATE-NEWSRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State officials are touting Virginia’s compliance with a federal law designed to help students with disabilities.

State education officials said Thursday that the Old Dominion has earned the “Meets Requirements” rating from the U.S. Department of Education, which officials said was the highest possible rating.

Virginia is one of 23 states and territories to receive the designation.

The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ranks states on a number of factors, including graduation rates of special education students.