Vocational and Educational
Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation Services
New York State Education Department
Annual Performance Report for
IDEA Part B State Performance Plan
Office Of Vocational And Educational Services For Individuals With Disabilities
(Revised June 2007)
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Regents of The University
|Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor, B.A., M.S.||Tonawanda|
|Adelaide L. Sanford, Vice Chancellor, B.A., M.A., P.D.||Hollis|
|Saul B. Cohen, B.A., M.A., Ph.D||New Rochelle|
|James C. Dawson, A.A., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.||Peru|
|Anthony S. Bottar, B.A., J.D.||North Syracuse|
|Merryl H. Tisch, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.||New York|
|Geraldine D. Chapey, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.||Belle Harbor|
|Arnold B. Gardner, B.A., LL.B.||Buffalo|
|Harry Phillips, 3rd, B.A., M.S.F.S.||Hartsdale|
|Joseph E. Bowman, Jr., B.A., M.L.S., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D||Albany|
|Lorraine A. CortÉs-VÁzquez, B.A., M.P.A||Bronx|
|James R. Tallon, Jr., B.A., M.A.||Binghamton|
|Milton L. Cofield, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.||Rochester|
|John Brademas, B.A., Ph.D.||New York|
|Roger B. Tilles, B.A., J.D.||Great Neck|
|KAREN BROOKS HOPKINS, B.A., M.F.A||Brooklyn|
President of The University and Commissioner
Richard P. Mills
Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Rebecca H. Cort
Coordinator for Special Education
James P. DeLorenzo
Indicator 1: Graduation Rates (Revised June 2007)
Indicator 2: Drop-Out Rates (Revised June 2007)
Indicator 3: Assessment (Revised June 2007)
Indicator 6: Least Restrictive Environment – Preschool (Revised June 2007)
Indicator 12: Early Childhood Transition (Revised June 2007)
1: Report on the Participation and Performance of Students with Disabilities (Revised June 2007)
Public Law 108-446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004, required the State Education Department (SED) to develop and submit a six year State Performance Plan (SPP) to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Education Department (USED), spanning the years 2005-2010. OSEP identified three monitoring priorities and 20 indicators relating to the priority areas that must be tracked and reported. Annually the Annual Performance Report (APR) is required to be submitted as its report to the Secretary of Education and to the public on the State’s performance under the SPP, describing overall progress and slippage in meeting the targets found in the SPP. This APR is the first such report, due February 1, 2007. It references the SPP dated November 2005, as amended in January 2007.
A separate report will be issued in April 2007, describing the performance of each local school district located in the State as measured against the targets described in the SPP.
Percent of districts identified by the State as having a significant discrepancy in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of children with disabilities for greater than 10 days in a school year; and
Percent of preschool children with IEPs who receive 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).
Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in:
Child Find and Effective Transitions
Percent of children with parental
consent to evaluate, who were evaluated within State required timelines.
State reported data (618) and SPP and APR are timely and accurate.
Overview of Annual Performance Report Development
The development of New York State’s (NYS) Part B SPP can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/partb1106.html. The APR for 2005-06 was developed as follows:
NYS’ Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) formed a workgroup in 2005. This group includes representatives from the Offices of Policy, Quality Assurance, Program Development and Data Collection and Reporting. This group served as the Cabinet to guide the development of the SPP and APR.
Meetings were held with various constituent groups throughout the year to review the State’s progress in measuring and developing strategies to improve results in each of the indicator areas. These groups most notably included:
Special Education and Training Resource Centers
Early Childhood Direction Centers
Transition Coordination Sites
In November 2006, SED issued its educational reform plan “P-16: A Plan for Action”, which includes specific actions to improve academic outcomes for children with disabilities be setting performance targets, promoting effective practices and holding schools accountable for dramatic improvements. These actions were developed in consideration of the SPP and APR.
Several information sessions were held in various regions of the State and memorandums were issued to the field to inform school personnel, families and others of the activities of the SPP and the plan to report the State’s annual progress toward meeting its targets through the APR and the public reports of each school district.
Stakeholder input from the Commissioner’s Advisory Panel (CAP) for Special Education Services was sought on revisions to the SPP in baseline measures, targets and improvement strategies. In January 2007, prior to submission of the APR, staff met with CAP to share the State’s baseline and performance data for all indicators and to obtain their input on improvement strategies. CAP has three subcommittees that will be addressing the State’s improvement strategies in the areas of preschool, transition and professional development.
The SPP and the APR are posted on the Department’s website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/home.html
An announcement of the availability of these documents will be provided through the list serve and through a memorandum to school districts, parent organizations and others interested in the education of students with disabilities. A press announcement will be released to newspapers regarding their availability.
Questions regarding the SPP and the APR may be directed to the New York State Education Department, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), Special Education Services at 518-473-2878. You may refer to www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/bapr/index.html for more information on these federal requirements.