Percent of Preschool and School-age Referrals for Special Education Receiving Timely Evaluations
(target is 100%)

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Percent of Preschool and School-age referrals

Summary: Percent of Preschool and School-age referrals for Special Education receiving Timely Evaluations 2006-2009

Percent of Preschool and School-age referrals
Preschool ChildrenSchool-Age StudentsTotal for All Children
2006-07 baseline 0.4420.7840.642
2007-080.4850.8120.674
2008-090.6130.8470.746

NYS continues to make progress in the percent of preschool and school age

students receiving timely initial evaluations.

Speaker Notes:

We’re making progress but not much.

Discussion Point

NYS has a shorter time line for determining eligibility for preschool children.

Note on the data

Delays fell most often at different points for preschool versus school-age children