|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|
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).
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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