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, 2011 for the school year July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011

Calculation: NJOSE collects the data for this indicator through NJSMART as part of the Annual Data Report. Districts enter the referral date, consent to evaluate date, and third 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.

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

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