Part B Annual Performance Report for 2007-08 - New York State
February 2009

Revised April 2009

Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

See Overview of the Development of the Annual Performance Report (APR) in the Introduction section, page 1.

Monitoring Priority: FAPE in the LRE

Indicator 2:  Percent of youth with individualized education programs (IEPs) dropping out of high school.

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

Measurement:
Measurement for youth with IEPs should be the same measurement as for all youth.  Explain calculation.

New York State’s (NYS) Measurement:

Percent of “total cohort” of students with disabilities who dropout as of June 30 after four years of first entering 9th grade or for ungraded students with disabilities, after four years of becoming 17 years of age.

NYS’ Calculation:

NYS has set its targets based on the performance of the “total cohort”.  See below for the definition of the 2004 total district cohort.

The 2004 district total cohort consists of all students, regardless of their current grade level, who met one of the following conditions:

  • first entered grade 9 (anywhere) during the 2004-05 school year (July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005); or
  • in the case of ungraded students with disabilities, reached their seventeenth birthday during the 2004–05 school year.  Ungraded students are included in the 2004 cohort if their birth date is between July 1, 1987 and June 30, 1988 (inclusive).

Students who have spent at least five months in district schools or out-of-district placements during year 1, 2, 3, or 4 of high school are included in the district total cohort unless they transferred to another diploma-granting program outside the district.  For the 2004 Total Cohort, Year 1, 2, 3, and 4 are the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08 school years, respectively.

A student will be included in the district total cohort if the student’s enrollment record in the district shows that the student was enrolled for:

  • at least five continuous (not including July and August) months and the Reason for Ending Enrollment in the district was not one of the following: transferred to a school in another district, a nonpublic school, or a school outside New York; died; transferred by court order; or left the US.
  • less than five months and has an ending reason indicating that the student dropped out or transferred to an Alternative High School Education Preparation Program (AHSEPP) or High School Equivalency Preparation Program (HSEPP) program and the student’s previous enrollment record in that district (assuming one exists) indicates that the student:
    • was enrolled in the district for at least five months (not including July and August); and
    • dropped out or transferred to a AHSEPP or HSEPP program.

 

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

FFY 2007
(2007-08 school year)
(2004 total cohort)

No more than 19 percent of students with disabilities will drop out of school.

Actual Target Data for FFY 2007:

16 percent of students with disabilities in the 2004 cohort dropped out of school.

Total Cohort, As of June 30, Four Years Later

Cohort Year

All Students

Students with Disabilities

# in Cohort

Drop-Out #/Rate*

# in Cohort

Drop-Out#/ Rate*

2000

199,312

11.9%

21,262

13.0%

2001 (New Baseline Data)

212,135

15.4%

26,281

25.5%

2002

216,910

14.0%

27,453

22.2%

2003

220,332

11.5%

28,528

16.9%

2004

223,953

10.0%

31,304

16.0%

*NYS is adding the number of students who dropped out beginning with 2004 total cohort.

Total Cohort Analysis of Students with Disabilities (SWD) Drop-Out Rate by Need/Resource Capacity Category of School District

Need/ Resource Capacity Category

2001 Total
Cohort of SWD

2002 Total
Cohort of SWD

2003 Total
Cohort of SWD

2004 Total
Cohort of SWD

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

New York City

7,627

37.8%

7,587

30.4%

8,407

22.0%

10,112

21.6%

Large Four Cities

1,784

42.8%

1,862

39.7%

1,536

38.9%

1,612

31.5%

Urban/ Suburban High Need Districts

2,487

25.5%

2,619

26.2%

2,778

20.0%

2,633

16.6%

Rural High Need Districts

2,165

25.1%

2,240

26.1%

2,323

19.9%

2,408

19.2%

Average Need Districts

8,733

18.3%

9,366

16.6%

9,563

12.5%

10,221

12.1%

Low Need Districts

3,459

7.5%

3,740

5.6%

3,873

4.0%

4,102

3.8%

Charter Schools

11

42.3%

39

30.8%

48

31.3%

127

23.6%

Total State

26,281

25.5%

27,453

22.2%

28,528

16.9%

31,304

16.0%

 

Total Cohort Analysis of Students with Disabilities (SWD) Drop-Out Rate
for Big Five Cities combined and Rest of State

Group of School Districts

2001 Total Cohort of SWD

2002 Total
Cohort of SWD

2003 Total
Cohort of SWD

2004 Total
Cohort of SWD

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

# in Cohort

Drop-Out Rate

Big Five Cities

9,411

38.8%

9,449

38.8%

9,943

24.6%

11,724

22.9%

Rest of State

17,496

18.1%

19,866

18.8%

18,585

12.8%

19,580

11.9%

Total State

26,281

25.5%

27,453

22.2%

28,528

16.9%

31,304

16.0%

Discussion of Improvement Activities Completed and Explanation of Progress or Slippage that occurred for FFY 2007:

Explanation of Progress or Slippage

Improvement Activities Completed during 2007-08

The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) obtained and utilized technical assistance resources and materials from the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD).  Also see technical assistance resources accessed as identified for Indicator 1 (improving graduation rates).

Activities completed:

  1. See graduation Improvement Activities Completed # 1-4 reported for Indicator 1.
  2. See transition Improvement Activities Completed reported for Indicator 13.
  3. See Indicator 1 Improvement Activities Completed #1 - Of the 83 school districts identified as needing assistance or intervention based on 2006-07 data, 63 school districts were identified as a direct result of their dropout rates for students with disabilities (54 as needing assistance and 9 as needing intervention).

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets / Improvement Activities / Timelines / Resources for FFY 2007 [If applicable]

See Indicator 1