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 Data Collection System
The Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Application accessed through the Special Education Web Portal is used to report child outcomes. The application access is limited to authorized users.
Beginning July 1, 2016, 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.
A new Indicator 7 Child Outcomes application will be released for use during the 2016-17 school year. This new application will replace both the Child Outcome Summary Form (COSF) and the current Child Outcomes reporting application. This new application will be based on the Child Outcomes Decision Tree and will include heightened emphasis on providing evidence documenting a child’s functioning. The webinar and handout below can be viewed for more information.
- Child Outcomes Ages 3‐5 Decision Tree, November 2016
- Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Timeline, September 2016
- 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".
- The Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners (WECCP) is a network of state, regional, and community, public and private, state departments, agencies, associations, and individuals working together to positively impact the lives of young children and their families encompassing the areas of early care and education, health, mental health, parent education and family support.
- Child Outcome Summary Form, from the Collaborating Partners website