This was originally a table but was changed to plain text due to issues with readability, the table format is shown in the scanned pdf The Office of Special Education Programs Letter and Responses. (pdf).

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  1. Indicator 1: Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who receive the early intervention services on their IFSPs in a timely manner.
  2. Indicator 2: Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who primarily receive early intervention services in the home or programs for typically developing children.
  3. Indicator 3: Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who demonstrate improved: A. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); B. Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication); and C. Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
  4. Indicator 4: Percent of families participating in Part C who report that early intervention services have helped the family: A. Know their rights; B. Effectively communicate their children's needs; and C. Help their children develop and learn.
  5. Indicator 5: Percent of infants and toddlers birth to 1 with IFSPs compared to: A. Other States with similar eligibility definitions; and B. National data.
  6. Indicator 6: Percent of infants and toddlers birth to 3 with IFSPs compared to: A. Other States with similar eligibility definitions; and B. National data.
  7. Indicator 7: Percent of eligible infants and toddlers with IFSPs for whom an evaluation and assessment and an initial IFSP meeting were conducted within Part C's 45-day timeline.
  8. Indicator 8: Percent of all children exiting Part C who received timely transition planning to support the child's transition to preschool and other appropriate community services by their third birthday including: A. IFSPs with transition steps and services.
  9. Indicator 8: Percent of all children exiting Part C who received timely transition planning to support the child's transition to preschool and other appropriate community services by their third birthday including: B. Notification to LEA, if child potentially eligible for Part B; and
  10. Indicator 8. Percent of all children exiting Part C who received timely transition planning to support the child's transition to preschool and other appropriate community services by their third birthday including: C. Transition conference, if child potentially eligible for Part B.
  11. Indicator 9: General supervision system (including monitoring, complaints, hearings, etc.) identifies and corrects noncompliance as soon as possible but in no case later than one year from identification.
  12. Indicator 10: Percent of signed written complaints with reports issued that were resolved within 60-day timeline or a timeline extended for exceptional circumstances with respect to a particular complaint.
  13. Indicator 11: Percent of fully adjudicated due process hearing requests that were fully adjudicated within the applicable timeline.
  14. Indicator 12: Percent of hearing requests that went to resolution sessions that were resolved through resolution session settlement agreements (applicable if Part B due process procedures are adopted).
  15. Indicator 13: Percent of mediations held that resulted in mediation agreements.
  16. Indicator 14: State reported data (618 and State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report) are timely and accurate.

Indicator 1: Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who receive the early intervention services on their IFSPs in a timely manner.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the improvement activities for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 96.5%.

OSEP was unable to determine whether there was progress or slippage, because the State's FFY 2005 reported data did not reflect the measurement for this indicator. The State did not meet its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

The State reported that six of six findings of noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 related to this indicator were corrected in a timely manner. 

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP's June 15, 2007 FFY 2005 SPP/APR response table required the State to include in the FFY 2006 APR, due February 1, 2008, the correct target and measurement for this indicator. The State submitted the required information.

The State reported that noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 with the timely service provision requirements in 34 CFR §§303.340(c), 303.342(e) and 303.344(f)(1) was corrected in a timely manner.

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts and looks forward to reviewing in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, the State's data demonstrating that it is in compliance with the requirements in 34 CFR §§303.340(c), 303.342(e) and 303.344(f)(1), including reporting correction of the noncompliance identified in the FFY 2006 APR.


Indicator 2: Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who primarily receive early intervention services in the home or programs for typically developing children.

[Results Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the improvement activities for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 89.26%. These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data of 88.8%.

The State met its FFY 2006 target of 87%.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP's June 15, 2007 FFY 2005 SPP/APR response table required the State to include in the FFY 2006 APR, due February 1, 2008, the actual numbers for this indicator. The State submitted the required information.

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts to improve performance.


Indicator 3: Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who demonstrate improved: 
A. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); 
B. Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication); and 
C. Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.

[Results Indicator; New]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State's FFY 2006 reported progress data for this indicator are:

06-07 Infant and Toddler Outcome Progress Data Social Emotional Knowledge & Skills Appropriate Behavior
a. % of infant & toddlers who did not improve functioning. 5.7% 3.9% 4.6%
b. % of infant & toddlers who improved but not sufficient to move nearer to functioning comparable to same-aged peers. 12.3% 16.2% 14.0%
c. % of infant & toddlers who improved to a level nearer to same-aged peers but did not reach it. 18.3% 28.0% 21.9%
d. % of infant & toddlers who improved functioning to reach a level comparable to same-aged peers. 22.9% 38.6% 39.5%
e. % of infant & toddlers who maintained functioning at a level comparable to same-aged peers. 40.8% 13.3% 20.1%

The State provided improvement activities for this indicator covering the remaining years of the SPP.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

The State reported the required progress data and improvement activities. The State must provide progress data with the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009; and baseline data and targets with the FFY 2008 APR, due February 1, 2010.


Indicator 4: Percent of families participating in Part C who report that early intervention services have helped the family: 
A. Know their rights; 
B. Effectively communicate their children's needs; and 
C. Help their children develop and learn.

[Results Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the improvement activities for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions.

The State's reported data for this indicator are:

FFY 2005 Data FFY 2006 Data FFY 2006 Target
A. Know their rights. 76.8% 82.0% 76%
B. Effectively communicate their children's needs. 86.5% 90.3% 86%
C. Help their children develop and learn. 90.2% 93.3% 90%

These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data.The State met its FFY 2006 targets.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts to improve performance.


Indicator 5: Percent of infants and toddlers birth to 1 with IFSPs compared to: 
A. Other States with similar eligibility definitions; and 
B. National data.

[Results Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the targets for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions. While the State's new targets are less rigorous than its previous ones for FFYs 2007 through FFY 2010, its targets are still above its FFY 2004 baseline data of 1.09%. In addition, the State indicated that its revised targets for FFYs 2007 through FFY 2010 were set in consultation with its EI Council and other stakeholders were provided an opportunity to comment on these revised targets.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 1.17%. These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data of 1.07%.

The State did not meet its FFY 2006 target of 1.33%.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP looks forward to the State's data demonstrating improvement in performance in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009.


Indicator 6: Percent of infants and toddlers birth to 3 with IFSPs compared to: 
A. Other States with similar eligibility definitions; and 
B. National data.

[Results Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 3.11%. These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data under IDEA section 618 of 3.0%.

The State did not meet its FFY 2006 target of 3.24%.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP's June 15, 2007 FFY 2005 SPP/APR response table required the State to include in the FFY 2006 APR, due February 1, 2008, child count data that are consistent with its 618 data. The State submitted the required information.

OSEP looks forward to the State's data demonstrating improvement in performance in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009.


Indicator 7: Percent of eligible infants and toddlers with IFSPs for whom an evaluation and assessment and an initial IFSP meeting were conducted within Part C's 45-day timeline.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 99%. These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data of 98.67%.

The State did not meet its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

The State reported it did not make any findings during FFY 2005 under this indicator.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts and looks forward to reviewing in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, the State's data demonstrating that it is in compliance with the requirements in 34 CFR §§303.321(e)(2), 303.322(e)(1), and 303.342(a) including reporting correction of the noncompliance identified in the FFY 2006 APR.


Indicator 8: Percent of all children exiting Part C who received timely transition planning to support the child's transition to preschool and other appropriate community services by their third birthday including: 
A. IFSPs with transition steps and services.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the improvement activities for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 100%. These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data of 71.8%.

The State met its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

The State reported that 20 of 24 findings of noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 were corrected in a timely manner. For the uncorrected four findings of noncompliance, the State reported that it held monthly status meetings with Child and Family Connections (CFCs); offered technical assistance; conducted follow-up monitoring visits; and provided feedback to staff on using the Cornerstone database to identify and address noncompliance related to transition.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

The State reported that noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 with the IFSP transition content requirements in 34 CFR §§303.148(b)(4) and 303.344(h) was partially corrected. The State must report, in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, on the correction of the four uncorrected FFY 2005 findings of noncompliance.

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts in achieving compliance with the requirements in 34 CFR §§303.148(b)(4) and 303.344(h).


Indicator 8: Percent of all children exiting Part C who received timely transition planning to support the child's transition to preschool and other appropriate community services by their third birthday including: 
B. Notification to LEA, if child potentially eligible for Part B; and

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the improvement activities for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 93.4%. These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data of 78.5%.

The State did not meet its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

The State reported that ten of 23 findings of noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 were corrected in a timely manner. For the 13 uncorrected findings of noncompliance, the State reported that it held monthly status meetings with CFCs; offered technical assistance; conducted follow-up monitoring visits; and provided feedback to staff on using the Cornerstone database to identify and address noncompliance related to transition.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

The State reported that noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 with the LEA notification requirements in 34 CFR §303.148(b)(1) was partially corrected. The State must report, in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, correction of the 13 uncorrected FFY 2005 findings of noncompliance.

The State must review its improvement activities and revise them, if appropriate, to ensure they will enable the State to provide data in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, demonstrating that the State is in compliance with the requirements in 34 CFR §303.148(b)(1), including reporting correction of the noncompliance identified in the FFY 2006 APR.


Indicator 8. Percent of all children exiting Part C who received timely transition planning to support the child's transition to preschool and other appropriate community services by their third birthday including: 
C. Transition conference, if child potentially eligible for Part B.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the improvement activities for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 96.1%. However, OSEP recalculated the data to be 96.71% (when documented exceptional family circumstances are included in both the numerator and denominator).

These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data of 77.8%.

The State did not meet its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

The State reported that 14 of 21 findings of noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 were corrected in a timely manner. For the uncorrected seven findings of noncompliance, the State reported that it held monthly status meetings with CFCs, offered technical assistance, conducted follow-up monitoring visits, and provided feedback to staff on using the Cornerstone database to identify and address noncompliance related to transition.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

The State reported that noncompliance identified in FFY 2005 with the timely transition conference requirements in 34 CFR §303.148(b)(2)(i) was partially corrected. The State must report, in the FFY 2007 APR due February 1, 2009, on correction of the seven uncorrected findings of noncompliance.

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts and looks forward to reviewing in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, the State's data demonstrating that it is in compliance with the requirements in 34 CFR §303.148(b)(2)(i) (as modified by IDEA section 637(a)(9)), including reporting correction of the noncompliance identified in the FFY 2006 APR.


Indicator 9: General supervision system (including monitoring, complaints, hearings, etc.) identifies and corrects noncompliance as soon as possible but in no case later than one year from identification.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State revised the improvement activities for this indicator in its SPP and OSEP accepts those revisions.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 67.8% (or timely correction of 63 of 93 FFY 2005 findings). These data represent progress from the FFY 2005 data of 51%.

The State did not meet its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

For the uncorrected 30 FFY 2005 findings of noncompliance, the State reported that its CFCs submitted corrective action plans for approval and that the State will review areas of noncompliance when it conducts its next CFC monitoring visit to determine if correction has been achieved.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

The State must report, in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, that the State has corrected the remaining 30 findings of noncompliance identified in Indicator 9 from FFY 2005, which includes 24 findings reported under Indicators 8A, 8B and 8C.

The State must review its improvement activities and revise them, if appropriate, to ensure they will enable the State to provide data in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009, demonstrating that the State timely corrected noncompliance identified in FFY 2006 under this indicator in accordance with IDEA section 635(a)(10)(A) and 34 CFR §303.501.

In addition, in responding to Indicators 1, 8B, and 8C, the State must specifically identify and address the noncompliance identified in this table under those indicators.


Indicator 10: Percent of signed written complaints with reports issued that were resolved within 60-day timeline or a timeline extended for exceptional circumstances with respect to a particular complaint.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 100%. These data remain unchanged from the FFY 2005 data of 100%.

The State met its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts in achieving compliance with the timely complaint resolution requirements in 34 CFR §§303.510 through 303.512.


Indicator 11: Percent of fully adjudicated due process hearing requests that were fully adjudicated within the applicable timeline.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 100%. These data are based on one due process hearing. The State did not receive any hearing requests during the FFY 2005 reporting period.

The State met its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts in achieving compliance with the timely due process hearing resolution requirements in 34 CFR §§303.420 and 303.423(b).


Indicator 12: Percent of hearing requests that went to resolution sessions that were resolved through resolution session settlement agreements (applicable if Part B due process procedures are adopted).

[Results Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State reported that no resolution sessions were held during the FFY 2006 reporting period.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP looks forward to reviewing the State's data in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009.


Indicator 13: Percent of mediations held that resulted in mediation agreements.

[Results Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State reported that two of two mediations held during FFY 2006 resulted in mediation agreements.

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 100%.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP looks forward to reviewing the State's data in the FFY 2007 APR, due February 1, 2009.


Indicator 14: State reported data (618 and State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report) are timely and accurate.

[Compliance Indicator]

Status of APR Data/SPP Revision Issues

The State's FFY 2006 reported data for this indicator are 100%.

The State met its FFY 2006 target of 100%.

OSEP Analysis/Next Steps

OSEP's June 15, 2007 FFY 2005 SPP/APR response table required the State to include in the FFY 2006 APR, due February 1, 2008, a specific percentage that reflected the timeliness and accuracy of its FFY 2006 data under IDEA section 618 and SPP/APR under IDEA section 616 and demonstrated compliance with the requirements in IDEA sections 616, 618 and 642 and 34 CFR §§303.176 and 303.540. The State submitted the required information.

OSEP appreciates the State's efforts in achieving compliance with the Part C data reporting requirements in IDEA sections 616, 618 and 642 and 34 CFR §303.540.