Indicator 6 - Preschool Settings

Posted: Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:57pm Updated: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 1:44pm

Indicator 6 is a Performance Indicator.

Definition

Percent of children aged 3 through 5 with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) attending a:

A. Regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program; and

B. Separate special education class, separate school or residential facility.

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

Measurement

A. Percent = [(# of children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attending a regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program) divided by the (total # of children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs)] times 100.

B. Percent = [(# of children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attending a separate special education class, separate school or residential facility) divided by the (total # of children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs)] times 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.
  • Findings of Noncompliance: Indiana does not issue findings for Indicator 6.

Information and Guidance

  • Memo from US-DOE Office of Special Education Programs regarding Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) requirements and placement, February 2012.
  • DOE-SE Report layout and instructions: This is located on the Learning Connection in the "IDOE - Data Collection and Reporting" Community, under the "Files and Bookmarks" tab, in the "Special Education" folder.
  • Indicator 6 in the FFY 2010 APR (Part B Annual Performance Report): Details about Indiana's statewide results, however, states were not required to report on Indicator 6 for FFY 2010.

Indiana Resource Network

The following Resource Centers provide assistance and information with areas that affect Indicator 6: