Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

See Overview of the Development of the Annual Performance Report on page 1.

 

Monitoring Priority: Effective General Supervision Part B / Effective Transition

Indicator #12:  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:

a.     # of children who have been served in Part C and referred to Part B for eligibility determination.

b.     # of those referred determined to be NOT eligible and whose eligibilities were determined prior to their third birthdays.

c.     # of those found eligible who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.

d.     # of children for whom parent refusal to provide consent caused delays in evaluation or initial services.

Account for children included in a but not included in b, c or d.  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)] times 100.

NYS will use the above formula except it will add “e” to the equation as follows:

e. # of children whose IEPs were not implemented by their third birthdays but for reasons that are “in compliance” with State regulations.

NYS Baseline Data = [(c ) divided by (a-b-d-e)] times 100

NYS will compute its baseline data by including the following elements:

a.     # of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B.

b.     # of children whose IEPs were implemented by their third birthdays

c.     # of children whose IEPs were not implemented by their third birthdays but for reasons that are “in compliance” with State regulations.

Baseline Data = [(b+c) divided by (a)] times 100

 

 

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

2005

(2005-06)

100% of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B, will have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthday or in compliance with State requirements.

 
Actual Baseline Data for FFY 2005:

 

NYS’ baseline data for this indicator is that in the 2005-06 school year, 86.5 percent of children who were referred from Part C to Part B for eligibility determination and services had their eligibility determination made and IEP implemented by their third birthdays. This percentage includes children whose delays in eligibility determination or IEP implementation were for reasons that are in compliance with State requirements.

 

In the 2005-06 school year, 117 school districts that are representative of the State provided data to the State on the numbers of children who were receiving Early Intervention (EI) services for whom parents provided consent to evaluate for determination of eligibility for preschool special education programs or services under Part B of IDEA. Data were collected on the numbers of children found eligible and numbers of children found not eligible prior to their third birthday and on the numbers of IEPs developed and implemented prior to their third birthday.  Data were also collected on the number of days past the child’s third birthday when the IEP was implemented and the reasons for the delays. Of the 117 school districts reporting data for this indicator, 116 provided information on all eligible children and 1 provided information on a sample of students.

 

The table below provides NYS’ baseline data calculation for the 2005-06 school year. 

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

Region

# of children who have been served in Part C and referred to Part B for eligibility determination

# of those referred determined to be NOT eligible and whose eligibilities were determined prior to their third birthday

 

# of those found eligible who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthday

# of children for whom parent refusal to provide consent caused delays in eligibility determination or initial services

# of children for whom delays in determination of eligibility or delays in implementing the IEP were caused by reasons that are “in compliance” with State requirements

Baseline Data Calculation*

[( C ) /(A-B-D-E)]*100

Central

296

20

48

19

176

59.3%

Eastern

158

4

55

3

94

96.5%

Hudson Valley

214

11

109

5

79

91.6%

Long Island

321

11

121

4

177

93.8%

New York City

1,825

47

165

659

921

83.3%

Western

282

20

116

13

123

92.1%

Total State

3,096

113

614

703

1,570

86.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The federal calculation described in the measurement section of this indicator for New York State is as follows:  [(C ) /(A-B-D)]*100 = 26.9%

 

Column D in the table above includes the following other reasons determined to be "in compliance” with State requirements for implementing the IEP past the child’s third birthday for children included in Column A above:

Some of the reasons provided by school districts for implementing the child’s IEP past the third birthday determined to be "out of compliance" with State requirements were as follows:

Number of Days Past the Third Birthday When IEPs were Implemented - Some of these children had delays for reasons that are “in compliance” with State requirements and some are for reasons that are considered to be “out of compliance” with State requirements. Data were not collected in such a way as to be able to distinguish between the two types of delays:

 

Region

1 to 10 Days

11 to 20 Days

21-30 Days

More than 30 Days

Central

32

13

14

118

Eastern

10

10

7

61

Hudson Valley

15

8

4

58

Long Island

17

11

12

135

New York City

39

38

40

642

Western

6

10

11

101

Total State

119

90

88

1,115

 

 

Days of Delay in Implementing IEPs of Children Eligible for Preschool Special Education who are Transitioning from Part C to Part B by SEQA Region

Region

1 to 10 Days

11 to 20 Days

21-30 Days

More than

30 Days

Central

18.1%

7.3%

7.9%

66.7%

Eastern

11.4%

11.4%

8.0%

69.3%

Hudson Valley

17.6%

9.4%

4.7%

68.2%

Long Island

9.7%

6.3%

6.9%

77.1%

New York City

5.1%

5.0%

5.3%

84.6%

Western

4.7%

7.8%

8.6%

78.9%

Total State

8.4%

6.4%

6.2%

79.0%

 

Discussion of Improvement Activities Completed and Explanation of Progress or Slippage that occurred for FFY 2005-06:

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets/ Improvement Activities/ Timelines/ Resources for FFY


The proposed target was revised to clarify that 100 percent of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B, will have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthday or in compliance with State requirements.  This is necessary to account for reasons why a child’s IEP is not implemented by their third birthday that are legitimate reasons in compliance with State and federal requirements.  In particular, NYS allows a parent to retain their child in EI for a limited time after the child’s third birthday, but requires that the child’s eligibility for Part B services be first established.

 

The following improvement activities were completed:

The following improvement activity was added: