Special Education

State Performance Plan Indicator 7: Directions for Submission of Data to NYSED for 2013-14


If your school district is scheduled to report during the 2013-14 school year on Indicator 7 (see schedule at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sedcar/sppschedule2011-2017.html), your staff will need to collect individual student data throughout the school year 2013-14 to be able to report in fall 2014 through the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) using the Assessment Fact Template. Following is a summary of what is collected, which students you should be collecting data about and when and how to submit the data.

The measure:

Indicator 7 measures the percent of preschool children with individualized education programs (IEPs) who demonstrate improved positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy); and use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.  This indicator is a measure of the extent to which a preschool child improves in each of the above areas from entry into and exit from preschool special education programs and services.

Data required and for whom:

School districts assigned to report data on this indicator for the 2013-14 school year are required to report entry and exit level preschool evaluation results on the Child Outcomes Summary Form (COSF) on all preschool children with disabilities who entered preschool special education since March 2007 and who exited preschool special education between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 after receiving preschool special education programs and/or services for at least six months. See http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/7summaryform0910.htm for the form and instructions.

Submission and certification:

Report for each student meeting the criteria noted above. Submit data through SIRS by using the Assessment Fact Template to report each child’s level of functioning at entry and at exit in each of the three early childhood outcome areas of the COSF.  Submit data to the Level 2 Warehouse and certify it in the VR15 Report at http://pd.nysed.gov after the last data refresh.  School districts will be notified of the due date for certification. Directions for the 2013-14 submission of data will be posted in the SIRS Manual for 2013-14 at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/.

Additional information:



Policy questions - Special Education Policy unit at (518) 473-2878
Data questions - IRS Special Education Unit at (518) 486-4678.

Last Updated: October 17, 2013