Indicator 12: Early Childhood Transition – Percent of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthday.

Data Source: Annual Data Report – October 15, 2010 for the school year July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010

Calculation: NJOSEP collects the data for this indicator through NJ SMART as part of the Annual Data Report. Districts enter the referral date, consent to evaluate date, and birth date of each student that transitions from Part C to Part B for the school year. When the district has not provided an IEP by the child’s third birthday, the district must specify the reason for the delay.  

In accordance with federal and state regulations [34 CFR §300.301(d) and N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.4(e)1] delays due to parent cancellations or the child not being available were reasons that were not counted against the school district in determining whether evaluations were on time. In addition, written requests for initial evaluations received less than 120 days prior to the preschooler attaining age three was also determined to be a reason that should not count against the school district. [N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.3(e) 2]. The NJOSEP determined that all other reasons for a delay in timelines are either not valid or not permitted in regulation.

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