U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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IDEA: Special Education Preschool Grants - 2004

CFDA Number: 84.173 - Special Education_Preschool Grants

Program Goal: To assist State and local educational agencies in providing children with disabilities access to high quality education to help them meet challenging standards and prepare them for employment and independent living.
Objective 8.1 of 1: All preschool children with disabilities receive services that prepare them to enter school ready to learn
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Inclusive settings (preschool): The percentage of preschool children with disabilities who are receiving special education and related services in inclusive settings (e.g., regular kindergarten, public preschool programs, Head Start, or child care facilities).
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of preschool children with disabilities receiving services in inclusive settings
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets

Progress: According to State-reported data on preschool children with disabilities, the percentage of children receiving services in inclusive settings decreased from 38 percent in 2002-2003 to 37 percent in 2003-2004.

Explanation: Targets for future years will be included in the FY 2005 Performance Plan with the revised indicator and data collection assumptions.  
Additional Source Information: Includes children in early childhood settings and home settings from 50 States, DC, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Virgin Islands, Northern Marianas, and BIA (57 entities).

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: September 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Improvements: OSEP is planning to improve the accuracy of the data collection under this measure. The current data collection identifies where a child receives special education services, not where a child spends most of his time.


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