Preschool Special Education FAQ for Families

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Preschool Special Education

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Preschool Special Education FAQ for Families

Child Outcomes Summary Questions


Child Outcomes Summary Questions

    What are the areas being addressed in the Child Outcomes Summary?

    The Federal Preschool Special Education Child Outcomes Summary Performance Measure:

    Preschool children with disabilities will reach or maintain a level commensurate with same-age peers and/or improve functioning level in three areas:

    • Positive social-emotional skills including social relationships
    • Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills including language, communication, and early literacy
    • Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs

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    What is the Child Outcomes Summary?
    • Under IDEA 2004, states report prescribed information to the office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education.
    • The reporting requirements are directly linked to a preschool special education performance measure.

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    Who participates in the Child Outcomes Summary?

    The core group of individuals includes parents or guardians, Early Childhood Intervention Specialists, child care or preschool teachers, and related service providers.

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    Who sees the Data?

    Districts report individual student data confidentially (using student identification numbers) to the Ohio Department of Education. Children's names are not attached to the data. The Ohio Department of Education compiles the data and reports a summary of all Ohio Child Outcomes Summary data to the federal Office of Special Education Programs.

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    Why complete the Child Outcomes Summary Process?

    The Child Outcomes Summary provides a common metric so that children’s progress can be grouped together across assessment tools and across programs to see how well services are working at the program level, state level, and the federal level. 

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Last Modified: 7/8/2016 5:23:26 PM