Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

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

Monitoring Priority: FAPE in the LRE

Indicator #6:  Percent of preschool children with IEPs who received special education and related services in settings with typically developing peers (i.e., early childhood settings, home, and part-time early childhood/part-time early childhood special education settings).

(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A))

Measurement:

Percent = [(# of preschool children with IEPs who received special education services in settings with typically developing peers) divided by the (total # of preschool children with IEPs)] times 100.

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

2005
(2005-06 School Year)

64 percent of preschool students with disabilities will be served in either natural settings or settings that include nondisabled children.

Actual Target Data for FFY 2005 (As of December 1, 2005):

Statewide Trend Data: LRE for Preschool

School Year

Number of Preschool Children with Disabilities as of December 1

Percent of Children in Integrated for Natural Settings for Preschool Children

1997-98

32,530

45.1%

1998-99

33,051

52.2%

1999-00

32,753

55.4%

2000-01

34,492

57.7%

2001-02

36,144

57.8%

2002-03

37,009

58.7%

2003-04

37,936

60.0%

2004-05
(Baseline Year for APR)

42,495

63.5%

2005-06

40,422

63.0%

County Level Trend Data: LRE for Preschool*

(sorted based on 2005-06 data from county with greatest percentage of preschool children with disabilities provided services in integrated or natural environments to lowest)

County

Total Number of Preschool Students as of December 1, 2005

Percent in Integrated or Natural
Setting

12-01-03

12-01-04

12-01-05

1.     Hamilton

2

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

2.     Cayuga

129

60.48%

80.56%

96.12%

3.     Otsego

76

96.39%

94.81%

96.05%

4.     Jefferson

158

97.69%

88.05%

95.57%

5.     Schoharie

75

83.93%

91.23%

94.67%

6.     Schuyler

18

86.67%

80.95%

94.44%

7.     Wyoming

59

72.06%

83.82%

93.22%

8.     Lewis

68

95.08%

88.89%

92.65%

9.     Seneca

58

96.00%

94.20%

89.66%

10. Delaware

55

90.20%

76.92%

89.09%

11. Essex

64

87.50%

85.71%

89.06%

12. Broome

422

92.75%

91.60%

88.86%

13. Onondaga

1336

88.15%

88.95%

88.40%

14. Chautauqua

207

87.19%

90.78%

87.44%

15. Albany

562

86.05%

94.38%

87.37%

16. Cortland

112

95.65%

96.30%

86.61%

17. Clinton

239

88.07%

93.48%

85.77%

18. Fulton

91

84.06%

89.87%

84.62%

19. Schenectady

344

85.37%

83.08%

84.30%

20. Wayne

314

76.29%

74.11%

83.44%

21. Montgomery

95

81.01%

87.88%

83.16%

22. Monroe

1465

87.61%

85.19%

82.59%

23. Orleans

120

71.07%

74.63%

82.50%

24. Tompkins

197

98.48%

89.62%

82.23%

25. Niagara

527

78.47%

80.46%

81.97%

26. Allegany

78

75.25%

78.26%

80.77%

27. Chenango

78

81.94%

76.00%

78.21%

28. Herkimer

73

75.71%

75.0%

78.08%

29. Chemung

146

78.91%

72.73%

76.03%

30. Columbia

131

80.0%

79.85%

75.57%

31. Livingston

164

75.63%

78.77%

74.39%

32. Oneida

378

67.56%

74.25%

74.07%

33. Tioga

100

77.78%

75.26%

74.0%

34. Sullivan

129

60.58%

79.34%

73.64%

35. Erie

2395

70.79%

74.47%

73.40%

36. Washington

115

74.44%

63.27%

71.30%

37. Ontario

260

56.03%

69.65%

71.15%

38. Rockland

1054

68.10%

67.78%

69.45%

39. Westchester

2477

69.59%

71.85%

69.44%

40. St Lawrence

114

77.23%

82.52%

69.30%

41. Madison

119

92.31%

75.61%

68.07%

42.  Dutchess

743

68.05%

69.70%

67.43%

43. Rensselaer

413

74.80%

69.25%

67.31%

44. Putnam

243

57.94%

66.03%

66.67%

45. Steuben

198

66.83%

63.84%

64.65%

46. Genesee

164

48.33%

57.99%

62.80%

47. Oswego

301

64.65%

64.22%

62.79%

48. Franklin

93

69.70%

78.18%

62.37%

49. Ulster

346

64.86%

69.21%

60.98%

50. Cattaraugus

225

61.71%

61.43%

60.44%

51. Saratoga

491

59.68%

60.97%

58.25%

52. Suffolk

4116

61.06%

57.96%

58.24%

53. Nassau

3579

51.60%

54.74%

55.77%

54. Greene

91

72.63%

79.12%

53.85%

55. Orange

901

54.51%

54.02%

52.50%

56. NYC Public

13730

41.50%

52.37%

50.56%

57. Warren

138

49.66%

50.68%

48.55%

58. Yates

46

55.32%

57.14%

47.83%

* These data represent the county in which the administrative address of the district is located, not the county in which children reside or receive programs/services.

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

NYS has trend data for this indicator for many years and as indicated above, the data showed that the percentage of preschool children provided special education services in integrated or natural settings was increasing annually and reached 63.5 percent in 2004-05. In 2005-06, there was a slight decline in the percentage to 63.0 percent. The State did not meet its 2005-06 target of increasing the percentage to 64 percent. An analysis of data at the county level indicates the declines occurred in the following 32 out of a total of 58 counties in NYS (NYC is counted as a single county, even though it is made up of five boroughs):

Seneca, Broome, Onondaga, Chautauqua, Albany, Cortland, Clinton, Fulton, Montgomery, Monroe, Tompkins, Columbia, Livingston, Oneida, Tioga, Sullivan, Erie, Westchester, St. Lawrence, Madison, Dutchess, Rensselaer, Oswego, Franklin, Ulster, Cattaraugus, Saratoga, Greene, Orange, New York City, Warren, and Yates.

We believe based on national trends and reports from school districts and parents, that the downward trend may be a byproduct of the increasing number of children diagnosed with autism who are being recommended for intensive programming in separate settings in the early years.

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets / Improvement Activities / Timelines / Resources for FFY 2005:

Analysis of Data

The State will use the above data provided above by county to review the need for more integrated program options in these counties.