Monitoring Priority:

Effective General Supervision Part C / Child Find

Compliance Indicator:

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

(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B) and 1442)


Historical Data

Baseline Data: 2005

Target/Data FFY 2005 FFY 2006 FFY 2007 FFY 2008 FFY 2009 FFY 2010 FFY 2011 FFY 2012 FFY 2013
Target N/A 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Data 98.67% 99.03% 99.43% 99.49% 99.46% 99.77% 99.80% 99.92% 99.87%

FFY 2014 - FFY 2018 Targets

Target FFY 2014 FFY 2015 FFY 2016 FFY 2017 FFY 2018
Target 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

FFY 2014 SPP/APR Data

Description Total Number FFY 2013 Data FFY 2014 Target FFY 2014 Data
Eligible infants and toddlers with IFSPs for whom an initial evaluation and assessment and an initial IFSP meeting was conducted within Part C's 45-day timeline 19,954 99.87% 100% 99.82%
Eligible infants and toddlers evaluated and assessed for whom an initial IFSP meeting was required to be conducted 19,894 99.87% 100% 99.82%
Question Response 
Number of documented delays attributable to exceptional family circumstances (this number will be added to the Number of eligible infants and toddlers with IFSPs for whom an initial evaluation and assessment and an initial IFSP meeting was conducted within Part C's 45-day timeline) 24
What is the source of the data provided for this indicator? State Database
Provide the time period in which the data were collected (e.g., September through December, fourth quarter, selection from the full reporting period). Illinois utilized the Cornerstone Data System to measure the time in intake to initial IFSP for every child referred to EI during the time period of July 01, 2014 - June 30, 2015.
Describe how the data accurately reflect data for infants and toddlers with IFSPs for the full reporting period. The attached chart includes the 24 infants and toddlers for whom the State has attributed to "exceptional family circumstances" or the family did not provide consent for the initial evaluation/assessment. The delay reasons are documented in the Cornerstone Data System. All three geographic groupings of the State (i.e. Cook County, Collar counties and Downstate) have a minimum of 99.70%.

Correction of Findings of Noncompliance Identified in FFY 2013

Findings
of Noncompliance Identified
Findings of Noncompliance Verified as Corrected Within One Year Findings of Noncompliance Subsequently Corrected Findings Not Yet Verified as Corrected
2 2 0 0

FFY 2013 Findings of Noncompliance Verified as Corrected

Question Response
Describe how the State verified that the source of noncompliance is correctly implementing the regulatory requirements CFC office implementation of the specific statutory/regulatory requirement is documented when data demonstrates that a CFC office has 100 percent compliance during three consecutive months
Describe how the State verified that each individual case of noncompliance was corrected Child-specific/individual instance correction is documented through the use of the Cornerstone and file reviews. Instances of noncompliance are considered resolved when data errors have been corrected, the required action has been completed, or the child is no longer within the jurisdiction of the program.

FFY 2011 Findings of Noncompliance Verified as Corrected

Actions taken if noncompliance not corrected

The CFC office is required to submit a corrective action plan (CAP) and document its implementation. Bureau staff completes a review and approval of these plans. CFC offices report on implementation of the plan six months after the notice, or more frequently if the CFC office determination is "Needs Intervention" or "Needs Substantial Intervention."

Noncompliance of the 45-day requirement is considered when making local determination scores. The following items are taken into consideration: 1) if a CFC fails to submit a credible CAP, fails to make adequate progress, or fails to implement major features of the plan and 2) if the CFC office has more than one longstanding finding of noncompliance. CFC offices with a determination of "Needs Substantial Intervention" receive a focused monitoring visit. As part of performance contracting, a CFC office receives a penalty adjustment (i.e., a 1 or 2 percent reduction in its quarterly base contract amount) based upon poor performance in meeting the 45-day timeline. Illinois utilized its Cornerstone system to measure the time in intake for every child referred to Early Intervention during the time period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. In response to Indicator 7, data exclude cases delayed for family reasons, as allowed by the federal definition. The last column in the following chart provides statewide and CFC-specific data for Indicator 7.

CFC offices assign a reason (i.e., CFC, family or provider) when a case takes more than 45 days. These data are provided in the following chart, along with a calculation for IFSPs initiated within 45 days (in "On Time column) that includes cases delayed for family reasons. The EI Program includes IFSPs that have been delayed for family reasons when reporting performance data to CFC offices, as delays for any reason can be detrimental to children.Ten of the 25 CFC offices demonstrate 100% compliance with the 45-day requirement using the federal definition. All three geographic groupings of the state (i.e., Cook County Collar County and Downstate) have a minimum of 99% compliance, with only four CFC offices falling below 99.0%


FFY 14/SFY15 IFSPs Initiated Within 45 Days

Child and Family Connections (CFC) # Total Initial IFSP Exceptional Family Circumstances Timely IFSP Percent on time
CFC 1 709 3 706 100.00%
CFC**2 796 0 796 100.00%
CFC 3 339 2 334 99.12%
CFC**4 992 0 992 100.00%
CFC**5 1217 0 1217 100.00%
CFC*6 1947 0 1947 100.00%CF
CFC*7 1190 0 1190 100.00%
CFC*8 835 0 835 100.00%
CFC*9 1037 0 1037 100.00%
CFC*10 799 0 799 100.00%
CFC*11 2363 2 2344 99.28%
CFC*12 1175 1 1174 100.00%
CFC 13 242 1 240 99.59%
CFC 14 667 0 663 99.40%
CFC**15 1538 3 1534 99.93%
CFC 16 713 5 704 99.44%
CFC 17 251 0 251 100.00%
CFC 18 362 6 355 99.72%
CFC 19 443 0 443 100.00%
CFC 20 422 1 419 99.53%
CFC 21 675 0 674 99.85%
CFC 22 402 0 401 99.75%
CFC 23 157 0 157 100.00%
CFC 24 196 0 196 100.00%
**25 487 0 486 99.79%
Statewide 19,954 24 19,894 99.82%
*Cook County (CFC offices 6-12) 9,346 3 9,326 99.82%
**Collar Counties (2, 4, 5, 15, & 25) 5,030 3 5,025 99.96%
Downstate (All Others) 5,578 18 5,543 99.70%

*Cook County: #6 - N Suburbs, # 7 - West Suburbs, #8 - SW Chicago, #9 - Central Chicago, # 10 - SE Chicago, # 11 - N Chicago,
and # 12 - S Chicago