Posted: Fri, 02/24/2012 - 2:16pm Updated: Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:42am

Indicator 12 is a Compliance Indicator.


Percent of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B, and who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed and implemented by their third birthdays. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B))


a. # of children who have been served in Part C and referred to Part B for eligibility determination.

b. # of those referred determined to be NOT eligible and whose eligibilities were determined prior to their third birthdays.

c. # of those found eligible who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.

d. # of children for whom parent refusal to provide consent caused delays in evaluation or initial services or to whom exceptions under 34 CFR §300.301(d) applied.

e. # of children who were referred to Part C less than 90 days before their third birthdays.

Account for children included in a but not included in b, c, d, or e. Indicate the range of days beyond the third birthday when eligibility was determined and the IEP developed and the reasons for the delays.

Percent = [(c) ÷ (a – b – d – e)] x 100

The target for Indicator 12 is 100%

Monitoring Timelines

  • Data: Collected through the DOE-EV (Evaluation) report completed June 30.
  • Verification: If necessary, the IDOE may verify data with the LEA in September.
  • Findings of Noncompliance: Issued in November
  • Corrective Action Plan: Due approximately 60 days after findings are issued. In addition, all outstanding noncompliant initial evaluations must be completed, although late, pursuant to US-DOE Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Memorandum 09-02.

Information and Guidance

Indiana Resource Network

The Effective Evaluation Resource Center provides assistance areas that affect Indicator 12 as well as the following resources:

  • Ongoing Assessment and Child Documentation of Preschool Students recorded webinar with Sally Reed Crawford and Presentation Slides.