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IDEA: Special Education Personnel Preparation - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.325 - Special Education Personnel Preparation to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities

Program Goal: To prepare service providers and leadership personnel in areas of critical need who are qualified to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.

Objective 1 of 4: Improve the curricula of IDEA training programs to ensure that personnel preparing to serve infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities are knowledgeable and skilled in practices that reflect the current knowledge base.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: EVIDENCE-BASED CURRICULUM: Percentage of projects that incorporate scientifically- or evidence-based practices.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: Percentage of projects incorporating evidence-based curriculum.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999

Source: Researcher/expert panel review of a sample of program curricula.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline.
 
Objective 2 of 4: Personnel trained using IDEA Personnel Preparation investments will have the knowledge and skills to deliver scientifically- or evidence-based practices for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. (Long-term objective. Target areas: assessment, literacy, behavior, instructional strategies, early intervention, and inclusive practices)
Indicator 2.1 of 1: KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SKILLED SCHOLARS: The percentage of scholars completing IDEA-funded training programs who are knowledgeable and skilled in scientifically- or evidence-based practices for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: Percentage of scholars who are knowledgeable and skilled.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999

Source: Primary source: sample of scholars survey.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline.
 
Objective 3 of 4: The Personnel Preparation Program will ensure an adequate supply of personnel who are fully qualified under IDEA to serve infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. (Long-term objective. Target areas: assessment, literacy, behavior, instructional strategies, early intervention, and inclusive practices)
Indicator 3.1 of 1: QUALIFIED LOW INCIDENCE PERSONNEL: The percentage of low incidence positions that are filled by personnel who are fully qualified under IDEA.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 1: The percentage of low incidence positions that are filled by personnel who are fully qualified under IDEA.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2007
 
999
 
Explanation: This is a new measure for 2007. The FY 2007 target is to establish the baseline.
 
Objective 4 of 4: Increase the supply of teachers and service providers who are fully qualified under IDEA and serve in positions for which they are trained.
Indicator 4.1 of 4: SCHOLARS EXITING PROGRAMS: The percentage of scholars who exit training programs prior to completion due to poor academic performance.
 
Measure 4.1.1 of 1: Percentage who exit program prior to completion due to poor performance.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2005
0.95
999
2006
 
0.99

Source: Primary source: Personnel Preparation Annual Data Report

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: OSEP initially anticipated that the performance target for this measure would be to achieve decreases in the rate over time. However, because baseline data were better than anticipated (e.g., less than 1 percent), instead of expecting even further decreases in outyears, OSEP believes that maintaining a rate of less than 1 percent is desirable.
 
Indicator 4.2 of 4: EMPLOYED UPON COMPLETION: The percentage of degree/certification recipients employed upon program completion who are working in the area(s) in which they were trained.
 
Measure 4.2.1 of 1: Percentage of degree/certification program recipients employed upon program completion who are working in the area(s) in which they were trained.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
79
 
2005
68
82
2006
 
71

Source: Primary source: Personnel Preparation Annual Data Report

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The significant decrease from the 2003 actual figure of 79 percent to the 2005 actual figure of 68 percent is due to refinements to the data collection system that permit a more accurate link between area of employment and area of training. The FY 2006 target was adjusted based on past performance.
 
Indicator 4.3 of 4: EMPLOYED AND FULLY QUALIFIED UNDER IDEA: The percentage of degree/certification recipients employed upon program completion who are working in the area(s) in which they were trained and who are fully qualified under IDEA.
 
Measure 4.3.1 of 1: The percentage of degree/certification recipients employed upon program completion who are working in the area(s) in which they were trained AND who are fully qualified under IDEA.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999

Source: Primary source: Sample of scholars in the field -- post-completion.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline
 
Indicator 4.4 of 4: EMPLOYED FOR 3 OR MORE YEARS: The percentage of degree/certification recipients who maintain employment for 3 or more years in the area(s) in which they were trained AND who are fully qualified under IDEA.
 
Measure 4.4.1 of 1: The percentage of degree/certification recipients who maintain employment for 3 or more years in the area(s) in which they were trained AND who are fully qualified under IDEA.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999

Source: Primary source: Sample of scholars in the field -- post-completion.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline.
 


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