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Improving Special Education Services (ISES) June 10, 2010 Workgroup Descriptions

  1. LeastRestrictiveEnvironment(Indicator5)
  1. Disproportionate Representation (Indicators #4, 9, & 10)
  1. ParentInvolvement(Indicator#8) Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.
  2. TransitionLanguageandPost-SecondaryOutcomes(Indicator#13,14)

Indicator #13 Transition Language
Percent of youth aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes coordinated, measurable, annual IEP goals and transition services that will reasonably enable the student to meet the post-secondary goals.

Indicator 14:
Post-Secondary Outcomes Percent of youth who had Individualized Education Programs (IEP), are no longer in secondary school and who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of postsecondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B))

  1. Early Childhood (Indicators 6, 7 and 12)

Indicator 6 – Preschool LRE Percent of preschool children with IEP who received special education and related services in settings with typically developing peers (e.g., early childhood settings, home, and part-time early childhood/part-time early childhood special education settings)(20 USC 1416(a)(3)(A))

Measurement: The number of preschool children with IEPs who received all special education services in settings with typically developing peers divided by the total number of preschool children with IEPs times 100.

New reporting requirement:

  1. Inregularpreschoolmorethan10hoursperweek,receivingthemajorityof their special education services in the regular preschool;
  2. Inregularpreschoolmorethan10hoursperweek,receivingthemajorityof their special education services outside of the regular preschool;
  3. Inregularpreschoollessthan10hoursperweek,receivingthemajorityof their special education services in the regular preschool; and
  4. Inregularpreschoollessthan10hoursperweek,receivingthemajorityof their special education services outside of the regular preschool. 2

Indicator 7: Preschool Assessment
Percent of preschool children with IEPs who demonstrate improved:

  1. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships);
  2. Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy); and
  3. Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs. (20 U.S.C.1416 (a)(3)(A)).

Indicator 12: Transition Part C to Part B
Percent of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B, and who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.
(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B))

Measurement:

  1. # of children who have been served in Part C and referred to Part B (LEA notified pursuant to 637(a)(9)(A)) for Part B eligibility determination.
  2. # of those referred determined to be NOT eligible and whose eligibility was determined prior to their third birthdays.
  3. # of those found eligible who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.
  4. # of children for whom parent refusal to provide consent caused delays in evaluation or initial services.
  5. # of children who were referred to Part C less than 90 days before their third birthdays. Account for children included in a but not included in b, c, d or e. Indicate the range of days beyond the third birthday when eligibility was determined and the IEP developed and the reasons for the delays. Percent = [(c) divided by (a - b - d - e)] times 100. 3

 


IDEAS that Work!

Project READ is a California Department of Education, Special Education Division project funded through a federal competitively-awarded State Personnel Development Grant to California (#H323A120019) provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education act (IDEA), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.