Indicator 5 - Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Posted: Mon, 02/27/2012 - 3:29pm Updated: Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:16am

Indicator 5 is a Performance Indicator.

Definition

Percent of children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) aged 6 through 21 served:

A. Inside the general education class 80% or more of the day;

B. Inside the general education class less than 40% of the day; and

C. In separate schools, residential facilities or homebound/hospital placements.

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

Measurement

A. Percent = [(# of children with IEPs served inside the general education class 80% or more of the day) ÷ (total # of students aged 6 through 21 with IEPs)] x 100

B. Percent = [(# of children with IEPs served inside the general education class less than 40% of the day) ÷ (total # of students aged 6 through 21 with IEPS) x 100

C. Percent = [(# of children with IEPs served in separate schools, residential facilities or homebound/hospital placements) ÷ (total # of students aged 6 through 21 with IEPs)] x 100

Monitoring Timelines

  • Data: Collected through the DOE-SE (Special Education) report on December 1 and submitted to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) via 618 Table 3 in February. For findings, this data is used in conjunction with information gathered during Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) monitoring visits.
  • Findings of Noncompliance: Issued after an LRE monitoring visit occurs as part of an LRE Desk Audit.
  • Corrective Action Plan: Due approximately 60 days after findings are issued

Information and Guidance

Indiana Resource Network

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