Indicator 7: Percent of preschool children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who demonstrate improved:
A. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships);
B. Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy); and
C. Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
For current information regarding this indicator please review the APR.
Indicator 7 and COVID-19: Notes on Data Collection
- The Department of Public Instruction has no authority to suspend the Indicator 7 Child Outcomes data collection.
- The federal government, to date, has not waived the data collection.
- Continue to complete entry and exit child outcomes records as the LEA is able.
- If the LEA is unable to complete the entry and exit child outcomes records at this time, the LEA may do so when school resumes.
- Below is specific information related to completing entry and exit child outcomes records in relation to COVID-19:
Entry Outcomes Records
- The entry outcomes date continues to be the projected implementation date for a child receiving initial services or the enrollment date for a transfer child. If, however, the LEA did not begin providing services on the entry date due to the school closure order, update the entry date to be the first day the child received services.
Exit Outcomes Records
- If the LEA is able at this time to accurately determine a child’s exit outcomes rating without the use of an age-anchoring assessment tool, the LEA may do so and then indicate ‘Other’ as the Information Source and provide a description of the information sources used.
- The exit outcomes date will be the last day the child received special education services prior to exiting. This would also apply to children who are turning age 6 during the summer months.
Indicator 7 Data Collection System
The Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Application is available through the Special Education Web Portal. Application access is limited to authorized users.
Districts will report Indicator 7 entry outcome ratings for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 ½ for whom the district provides special education and related services via an IEP. This will include children for whom the district provides initial services and those children who transfer into the district from another district in which they were receiving services. This will mean a child may have entry outcome ratings reported by more than one district or even more than once for the same district if the child exits and returns to the same district prior to turning age 6. For Indicator 7 purposes, a child’s entry date is the projected IEP implementation date for children receiving initial services or the date the child enrolls in the district for transfer children.
LEAs and families…working together
- Introduction to Child Outcomes is a downloadable brochure for parents and family members to explain what the child outcomes indicator is, how the information is used and how families are involved in the process. Note: For best printing results print two-sided and "flip on the short-edge".