Percent of Preschool and School-age Referrals for Special Education Receiving Timely Evaluations Chart Image: Percent of Preschool and School-age referrals
(target is 100%)
Summary: Percent of Preschool and School-age referrals for Special Education receiving Timely Evaluations 2006-2009
|Preschool Children||School-Age Students||Total for All Children|
NYS continues to make progress in the percent of preschool and school age
students receiving timely initial evaluations.
We’re making progress but not much.
NYS has a shorter time line for determining eligibility for preschool children.
If NYS had the same time line requirement for preschool children as for school age students, NYS’ compliance rate for preschool children would be 66.1% compared to 48.5%.
Note on the data
Delays fell most often at different points for preschool versus school-age children
For preschool children, most delays were for 1-10 days (34.3 percent).
For school-age students, most delays were for more than 30 days (37.8 percent).