Indicator 10 | Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories

Updated, April 2013Indicator 10 is as big a mouthful as Indicator 9, isn’t it?Indicator 10 focuses on a top priority concern of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)—reducing the disproportionate representation of specific minorities in special education under specific disability categories. Indicator 10 follows upon Indicator 9, which also addresses disproportionality of minorities in special education. Indicator 10 reads:________________________________Percent … [Read more...]

Indicator 11 | Timeframe Between Evaluation and Identification (Child Find)

Updated, April 2013Indicator 11 focuses upon the timeliness in which States meet their Child Find obligations to evaluate children identified as potentially having a disability. The indicator reads:____________________________Percent of children who were evaluated within 60 days of receiving parental consent for initial evaluation or, if the State establishes a timeframe within which the evaluation must be conducted, within that timeframe. [20 U.S.C. … [Read more...]

Indicator 12 | Transition Between Part C and Part B

Updated, April 2013Indicator 12 is focused on smoothing the transition that young children with disabilities will make when they "age out of" and exit early intervention services (Part C of IDEA) and become eligible for special education services for school-aged children, including preschoolers (Part B).When children reach their third birthday, they leave early intervention and are likely to go on to preschool special education. How smooth is their … [Read more...]

Indicator 13 | Secondary Transition

Updated, April 2013Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it's especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it. The data collected under Indicator 13 targets this turning point in life and the extent to which youth with disabilities have IEPs that establish postsecondary … [Read more...]

Indicator 14 | Participation in Postsecondary Settings One Year After Graduation

Updated, April 2013Indicator 14 concerns itself with the outcomes that youth with disabilities achieve once they exit high school. It reads: _________________________________Percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:A. Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school.B. Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school.C. … [Read more...]

Indicator 15 | Timely Correction of Noncompliance

Updated, April 2013 Each State Education Agency (SEA) is responsible for ensuring the general supervision of all educational programs for children with disabilities in the state. To do so, SEAs typically develop and implement a system of general supervision that assures IDEA 2004 requirements will be met. A system of general supervision can be characterized by any number of operational components. Critical components of a state's system of … [Read more...]

Indicator 16 | Resolution of Written Complaints

Updated, April 2013One of IDEA's jewels is the array of dispute resolution options it makes available to families, school systems, and stakeholders involved in educating children with disabilities. The law provides multiple mechanisms---mediation, due process complaints, due process hearings, resolution sessions, and State complaints.Indicator 16, shown in bold below, deals with "signed written complaints." Indicators 17, 18, and 19 address other … [Read more...]

Indicator 17 | Due Process Timelines

Updated, April 2013When families and schools disagree regarding the education of a child with disabilities, IDEA provides them with multiple ways by which to resolve their dispute. These include: written State complaints, mediation, due process complaints, resolution meetings, and due process hearings.Indicator 17, shown in bold below, deals with "due process timelines." Indicators 16, 18, and 19 address other methods of resolving disputes under IDEA … [Read more...]

Indicator 18 | Hearing Requests Resolved by Resolution Sessions

Updated, April 2013IDEA wisely includes multiple mechanisms that families and schools can use to resolve disputes associated with the education of children with disabilities. These include: written State complaints, mediation, due process complaints, resolution meetings, and due process hearings.Indicator 18, shown in bold below, deals with hearing requests that are resolved by "resolution sessions." Indicators 16, 17, and 19 address other methods … [Read more...]

Indicator 19 | Mediations Resulting in Mediation Agreements

Updated, April 2013 IDEA wisely includes multiple mechanisms that families and schools can use to resolve disputes associated with the education of children with disabilities. These include: written State complaints, mediation, due process complaints, resolution meetings, and due process hearings. Indicator 19, shown in bold below, deals with disputes that are successfully resolved through mediation, from which a mediation agreement emerges. … [Read more...]

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