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Student Data Program

Each year, TSBVI makes two counts on behalf of the Texas Education Agency related to students with visual impairments and who are deafblind in Texas. These are known as the Registration of Students in Texas with Visual Impairment and the Texas Deafblind Child Count.

The student Data Program plays and important role for students with visual impairments and who are deafblind in Texas. In January each year, two important counts are made on behalf of the Texas Education Agency related to these students by TSBVI. These are known respectively as the Registration of Students in Texas with Visual Impairment and the Texas Deafblind Child Count.

Information is gathered about every student in Texas identified as having a visual impairment or who are deafblind who is enrolled in a public, private, or charter school on the first Monday of January each year. The kinds of information that is gathered includes information about the degree and cause of the visual impairment, age of the child, location of the school and type of program where the child or student receives his/her education whether or not the child uses braille or large print and other information.

This student information is completely confidential. However, summary demographic data is used for long-term planning and identifying trends and issues for students with visual impairment and who are deafblind at Texas Education Agency, the twenty Education Service Centers, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Blind Children’s Program, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECI), Texas Education Agency and Outreach Programs. Other agencies and organizations may request specific information to help them advocate for services for individuals with visual impairment and who are deafblind at all age levels.

Additionally the number of students counted each year on the VI Registration generates funds based on number of students who are legally blind. These funds are used to purchase materials from the American Printing House for the Blind for local districts through the APH Materials Loan Program.

Currently being updated.

Student Data Quick Links

Registration of Students in Texas with Visual Impairments & 504 Summary

Texas Deafblind Child Count

Registration of Students in TX with Visual Impairment & 504 Summary

2022 Statewide VI SPED Results

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2022 Statewide VI SPED Results
ESC COMBINED VIR & DB DB ONLY AGES 0-2 AGES 3-5 AGES 6-22 BRAILLE VISUAL AUDITORY PRE READER SYMB NON COMM LEGAL BLIND VI ONLY ASSIST TECH OM EVAL OM SERV
1 517 37 5 43 469 24 292 31 28 141 324 139 530 468 258
2 154 16 6 17 131 2 94 4 19 35 82 41 134 141 77
3 114 10 7 13 94 9 50 2 25 28 54 28 113 101 65
4 1587 162 35 154 1398 61 794 59 154 519 885 421 1477 1348 835
5 124 9 3 10 111 6 64 1 13 40 81 27 107 80 21
6 369 27 14 32 323 13 197 7 39 113 183 96 313 341 248
7 447 39 13 49 385 14 214 13 49 157 185 110 415 406 268
8 83 9 1 10 72 2 47 5 6 23 47 21 63 75 56
9 164 8 5 17 142 2 107 1 28 26 43 45 136 162 19
10 1,173 124 50 111 1,012 51 556 18 124 424 617 299 990 1,021 525
11 779 109 37 96 646 40 393 21 89 236 381 215 738 666 414
12 312 17 15 28 269 7 145 7 47 106 168 92 238 261 176
13 632 49 30 71 531 23 270 28 82 229 432 128 585 576 418
14 116 10 1 15 97 6 61 1 16 32 62 42 103 114 28
15 145 8 5 19 121 4 91 0 14 36 62 46 92 128 41
16 164 9 2 16 146 2 89 1 9 63 74 54 145 149 43
17 166 6 10 14 142 7 66 6 18 69 90 35 130 162 46
18 129 9 1 20 108 2 70 9 14 34 61 43 93 115 33
19 253 15 13 17 223 8 117 13 26 89 134 45 231 212 79
20 769 71 38 76 655 30 362 18 84 275 496 177 737 707 401
TSBVI 125 18 0 1 124 25 39 27 9 25 125 32 124 124 125
TSD 16 16 0 0 16 0 16 0 0 0 7 0 0 15 10
TOTAL 8,338 778 291 829 7,218 338 3,868 272 893 2,701 4,593 2,136 7,494 7,372 4,186
TOTAL % 9.30% 3.40% 9.90% 86.50% (4.0%) (46.3%) (3.2%) (10.7%) (32.3%) (55.0%) 25.60% (89.8%) 88.40% (50.2%)

2022 Statewide VI 504 Results

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2022 Statewide VI 504 Results
ESC 504 AGES 0-2 AGES 3-5 AGES 6-22 BRAILLE VISUAL AUDITORY PRE READER SYMB NON COMM LEGAL BLIND ASSIST TECH OM EVAL OM SERV.
1 112 0 2 110 0 112 0 0 0 11 37 1 0
2 45 0 0 45 0 45 0 0 0 1 2 3 0
3 25 27 0 1 24 0 24 0 0 5 2 3 0
4 438 0 4 434 0 432 4 5 0 29 82 4 0
5 16 0 0 16 0 15 1 1 0 2 6 1 0
6 134 0 0 133 0 133 0 0 0 5 11 3 0
7 88 0 0 88 0 88 0 0 0 0 16 9 0
8 20 0 0 20 0 20 0 0 0 4 2 0 0
9 10 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
10 468 0 5 463 0 466 2 0 0 15 18 26 1
11 215 0 1 214 0 215 0 0 0 18 60 11 1
12 89 2 87 0 89 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0
13 234 0 1 233 0 233 1 0 0 14 18 5 1
14 4 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
15 18 0 0 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
16 15 0 0 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
17 28 0 0 28 0 28 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
18 14 0 0 14 0 14 0 0 0 3 3 6 0
19 36 0 0 36 0 36 0 0 0 3 10 3 0
20 292 0 4 288 0 290 0 0 0 8 19 5 3
TSBVI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TSD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,301 0 21 2,280 0 2,287 8 6 0 127 285 86 7
TOTAL % 0% 0.90% 99.00% 0% 98.30% 0.30% (0.2%) (0%) (5.5%) (12.3%) 3.70% (0.3%)

VI Registration & 504 Count Totals

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VI Registration & 504 Count Totals
Counts # of Students % of Students
VI Registration 8,388 78.3%
504 Count 2,301 21.6%
COMBINED TOTAL: 10,639

Selected Age Groups

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Selected Age Groups
Age Groups 504 # 504 % VIR # VIR %
Age 0 - 2 Years 0 0% 291 3.6%
Age 3 - 5 Years 21 0.9% 829 10.1%
Age 6 - 22+ Years 2,280 99.0% 7,218 86.5%
COMBINED TOTAL: 2,301 8,338

Race

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Race
Race 504 # 504 % VIR # VIR %
American Indian or Alaskan Native 65 2.8% 174 2.0%
Asian 71 3.0% 314 3.7%
Black or African American 237 10.2% 1,212 14.5%
Hispanic or Latino 288 12.5% 2,063 24.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9 0.3% 41 0.4%
Two or More Races 59 2.5% 243 2.9%
Unknown 20 0.8% 54 0.6%
White 1,552 67.4% 4,237 50.8%
COMBINED TOTAL: 2,301 8.338

Level of Vision

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Level of Vision
Level of Vision 504 # 504 % VIR # VIR %
MDB - Meets Definition of Blindness 64 2.7% 3,215 38.5%
FDB - Meets Functional Definition of Blindness 63 2.7% 1,378 16.5%
NLB - Not Legally Blind 2,174 94.4% 3,745 44.9%
TOTAL 2,301 8,338

Reading Medium

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Reading Medium
Reading Medium (Includes 504) Visual Auditory Braille Pre-Reader Symbolic / Non-Reader
Primary Reading Medium 6,421 280 338 899 2,701
Secondary Reading Medium 81 2,302 122 NA NA
TOTAL 6,502 2,582 460 899 2,701

Disability Conditions

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Disability Conditions
Disability Conditions Primary Secondary Tertiary Quaternary Total
Visual Impairment 3,838 2,505 1,057 211 7,631
Other Health Impaired 1,620 875 342 223 3,061
Intellectual Disabilities 1,254 594 300 125 2,273
Deafblind 391 135 45 22 593
Autism 266 128 36 17 447
Orthopedic Impairment 254 305 229 212 1,000
Traumatic Brain Injury 214 21 11 6 252
Specific Learning Disability 96 115 23 3 237
Deaf / Hard of Hearing 53 114 71 27 265
Non-Categorical Early Childhood 79 5 1 4 89
Speech or Language Impairement 44 1,116 2,158 395 3,713
Emotional Disturbance 30 39 12 1 82
504 --- --- --- --- 2301
DB or Any Combo of DB, D/HH, and/or VI --- --- --- --- 778
Under Age 3 with No Disability Condition Listed --- --- --- --- 199

Common Etiologies: Top 20 Ranked in Order (coming soon)

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Common Etiologies: Top 20 Ranked in Order
Order Condition Name #
1 Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
2 Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
3 Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH)
4 Nystagmus
5 Amblyopia
6 Optic Nerve Atrophy
7 Albinism
8 Myopia
9 Cataracts (including aphakia)
10 Ocular Motor (including esoptrpia)
11 Glaucoma
12 Coloboma (of iris/retina/optic nerve)
13 Hyperopia
14 Septo-Optic Dysplasia (SOD)
15 Retinal Detachment
16 Traumatic Brain Injury
17 Retinitis Pigmentosa
18 Microphthalmia
19 CHARGE Syndrome
20 Cone-Rod/Rod-Cone Dystrophy

Texas Deafblind Child Count

Recent Year Totals

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Texas Deafblind Child Count Recent Year Totals
Year Total
2022 778
2021 804
2020 820
2019 784
2018 736

Students Numbers by ESC Region

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Students Numbers by ESC Region
Region 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
1 Edinburg, Rio Grande Valley, Laredo 20 25 37 38 37
2 Corpus Christi 12 13 13 12 16
3 Victoria 8 9 9 12 10
4 Houston 162 161 160 160 162
5 Beaumont 14 16 12 13 9
6 Huntsville, Bryan, Conroe 20 25 26 26 27
7 Kilgore, Tyler, Lufkin 42 39 37 36 39
8 Pittsburg, Texarkana, Paris, Sulphur Springs 6 6 8 9 9
9 Wichita Falls 14 12 12 8 8
10 Richardson, Dallas 136 131 151 135 124
11 Fort Worth 71 97 107 112 109
12 Waco 27 28 21 20 17
13 Austin (Minus TSBVI & TSD) 66 69 67 46 49
14 Abilene 7 8 10 12 10
15 San Angelo 7 5 6 7 8
16 Amarillo 10 15 13 12 9
17 Lubbock 8 10 9 7 6
18 Midland 15 12 12 13 9
19 El Paso 15 18 19 16 15
20 San Antonio 64 65 67 71 71
Texas School for the Deaf NA NA NA 18 16
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 12 20 24 21 18
Statewide Totals 736 784 820 804 778

Selected Age Groups

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Selected Age Groups
Ages Groups 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Birth - 2 years old 39 36 40 20 21
3 -5 Years Old 85 90 109 106 103
6 - 12 Years Old 303 309 324 324 291
13 - 15 Years Old 143 136 149 161 167
16 Years and Older 166 213 198 193 196
TOTAL: 736 784 820 804 778

Other Impairments

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Other Impairments
Impairments 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Physical 448 464 464 444 435
Cognitive 455 462 475 457 466
Behavior 38 36 40 40 60
Complex Health Care 360 386 401 385 360
Speech 615 636 653 645 623

Race

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Race
Race 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
American Indian or Alaskan Native 6 5 5 20 18
Asian 23 31 33 27 24
Black or African American 96 99 101 110 106
Hispanic or Latino 288 313 340 200 186
White (not Hispanic) 306 316 320 412 414
Pacific Islander 2 3 2 2 2
Two or More 15 17 19 24 21
Unknown / Missing NA NA NA 9 7
TOTAL 736 784 820 804 778

Degree of Hearing Loss

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Degree of Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Mild (up to 40 dB) 77 89 95 103 105
Moderate (41-55 dB) 182 195 199 185 190
Moderately Severe (56-70 dB) 129 133 147 154 142
Severe (71-90 dB) 122 124 130 111 69
Profound (91+ dB) 183 197 200 196 193
Documented Functional Hearing Loss 30 33 28 27 42
Further Testing Needed 13 13 21 28 37
Progressive Hearing Loss 51 52 60 68 66

Special Type of Hearing Loss

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Special Type of Hearing Loss
Special Types of Vision Loss 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) 227 243 247 240 236
Vision in One Eye Only 19 23 31 34 40
Uses Corrective Lenses 351 377 416 423 461

Hearing Devices

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Hearing Devices
Hearing Devices 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Hearing Aid or Assistive Listening Device 449 458 489 478 477
Cochlear Implant 128 132 147 145 149

Degree of Vision Loss

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Degree of Vision Loss
Degree of Vision Loss 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Low Vision (better than 20/200) 252 268 296 303 313
Legally Blind 324 319 322 305 275
Light perception only 27 32 33 27 23
Normal/near vision with progressive loss expected NA NA NA 18 22
Totally blind 39 39 35 40 34
Documented Functional Vision loss 77 102 107 99 95
Further testing needed 9 12 12 12 16
Progressive vision loss 87 89 98 100 98

Special Types of Vision Loss

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Special Types of Vision Loss
Special types of vision loss 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cortical visual impairment (CVI) 227 243 247 240 236
Vision in one eye only 19 23 31 34 40
Uses corrective lenses 351 377 416 423 461

Miscellaneous

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Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Has Designated Intervener (Certified) 62 13 16 20 19
Has Designated Intervener (Non-certified) NA 73 79 34 71
Receives Services from RDSP 300 282 302 423 269

Common Etiologies

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Common Etiologies
Etiologies 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
CHARGE Syndrome 83 90 93 85 85
Dandy Walker syndrome 10 10 8 8 4
Down syndrome 28 32 33 34 33
Goldenhar syndrome 11 11 13 8 9
Usher 1 Syndrome 20 22 22 22 16
Usher 2 Syndrome 3 5 5 7 10
Usher 3 Syndrome 1 2 2 3 3
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) 24 22 19 16 15
Hydrocephaly 20 18 26 21 16
Microcephaly 17 15 18 17 10
Other Pre-natal/Congenital 25 28 23 22 13
Meningitis 12 11 11 12 10
Tumors 6 10 13 14 10
Other Post-natal Complications 28 30 34 36 28
Complications of Prematurity 94 97 94 83 65
No Determination of Etiology 60 67 72 69 100