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Early intervention instructional status for infants and children, from birth through age 2, are defined as:

  • In a Part C early intervention program: This includes infants and toddlers (birth through age 2) with a current IFSP and who are served by a state or local part early intervention program.
  • Completion of IFSP prior to reaching maximum age for Part C:  Children who have not reached maximum age for Part C, have completed their IFSP, and no longer require services under IDEA, Part C.
  • Eligible for IDEA, Part B:  Children served in Part C who exited Part C and were determined to be eligible for Part B during the reporting period.  This includes children who receive Part B services in conjunction with Head Start.
  • Not eligible for Part B, exit with referrals to other programs:  Children who reached maximum age for Part C, were determined not eligible for Part B, and were referred to other programs, which may include preschool learning centers, Head Start (but not receiving Part B services), and child care centers, and/or were referred for other services, which may include health and nutrition services, such as WIC.
  • Not eligible for Part B, exit with no referrals:  Children who reached maximum age for Part C and were determined not eligible for Part B services, but were not referred to other programs.
  • Part B eligibility not determined:  Children for whom Part B eligibility has not been made.  This category includes children who were referred for Part B evaluation, but for whom the eligibility determination has not yet been made or reported and children for whom parents did not consent to transition planning.  This category includes any child who reached maximum age for Part C, and who has not been counted in categories 2 through 4 above.
  • Deceased: Children who died during the reporting period, even if their death occurred at the age of exit.
  • Moved out of state: Children who moved out of State during the reporting period.  Do not report a child who moved within State (i.e., from one program to another) if services are known to be continuing.
  • Withdrawal by parent (or guardian):  Children whose parents declined all services after an IFSP was in place, as well as children whose parents declined to consent to IFSP services and provided written or verbal indication of withdrawal from services.
  • No longer receives early intervention, but still receiving state deaf–blind project services:  These children no longer have an IFSP are no longer receiving early intervention services; however, they are still receiving services from State DB Projects.
  • No longer meets the deafblind project’s criteria for services:  Children who have been determined to no longer meet the projects criteria and are not receiving state deafblind services, and who are not moving.

Early childhood and school-age (3-21 years of age) instructional status  are defined as:

  • Transferred to regular education:  (Note: this category was previously labeled “No longer receives special education.") Students who were served in special education at the start of the reporting period, but at some time in that 12-month period, returned to regular education.  These students no longer have an IEP and are receiving all of their educational services from a regular education program.
  • Graduated with regular high school diploma:  Students who exited an educational program through receipt of a high school diploma identical to that for which students without disabilities are eligible.  These are students who met the same standards for graduation as those students without disabilities.
  • Received a certificate:  Students who exited an educational program and received a certificate of completion, modified diploma, or some similar document.  This includes students who received a high school diploma, but did not meet the same standards for graduation as those for students without disabilities.
  • Reached maximum age:  Students who exited special education because of reaching the maximum age for receipt of special education services, including those students with disabilities who reached the maximum age and did not receive a diploma.
  • Deceased:  Students who died.
  • Moved, known to be continuing:  Students who moved out of the catchment area or otherwise transferred to another district and are KNOWN to be continuing in another educational program.  There need not be evidence that the student is continuing in special education, only that he or she is continuing in an education program.  This includes students in residential drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, correctional facilities or charter schools if those facilities operate as separate districts, excluding normal matriculation.
  • Dropped out:  Students who were enrolled at the start of the reporting period, were not enrolled at the end of the reporting period, and did not exit special education through any other basis described some point in the preceding 12 months, are not currently enrolled, and did not exit through any of the other options described.  This includes dropouts, runaways, GED recipients, expulsions, status unknown, students who moved and are not known to be continuing in another educational program, and other exiters from special education.
  • No longer receives special education, but still receiving state deafblind project services:  These students no longer have an IEP and are receiving all of their educational services from a general education program. These individuals are no longer receiving special education, as described above; however, they are still receiving services from State DB Projects.
  • No longer meets the criteria as deafblind:  Individuals who have been determined to no longer meet the criteria as deafblind and who are not moving.