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GOAL 1: Students who are visually impaired or deafblind will demonstrate the skills and knowledge to lead vocationally, personally, and socially satisfying lives as demonstrated by academic success and successful transition to the community.

OBJECTIVES: 

  • Students attending TSBVI during the regular school year and short-term programs will annually demonstrate success in their educational programs. By fiscal year 2004:

- TSBVI will attain 100% of the Student Learning Performance Indicator Annually Established By TEA and TSBVI

- 70% of responding LEAs, parents, and students will rate the students' progress during the regular school year as very satisfactory or above.

  • Students attending short-term programs will annually demonstrate success in their educational programs. By fiscal year 2004:

- 70% of students attending short-term programs will demonstrate progress as measured by pre- and post-assessment.

- 70% of responding LEAs, parents, and students will rate the students' experiences in the short-term programs as very satisfactory or above.

  • Students will have beneficial experiences at TSBVI summer programs. By fiscal year 2004:

- 85% of students' learning experiences in summer programs will be rated by local districts as very satisfactory or above.

- 80% of students' learning experiences in summer programs will be rated by parents as very satisfactory or above.

  • Students will make successful transitions. By fiscal year 2004:

- 70% of responding local school districts will rate TSBVI as satisfactory or above in meeting the student's reason for referral.

- 70% of responding parents will rate TSBVI as satisfactory or above in meeting the student's reason for referral.

- 50% of students who have graduated from TSBVI within the past 5 years will be employed.

Outcome Measures:

  • Percent of Responding LEA's, Parents and Students Rating the Students' Progress During the Regular School Year as Very Satisfactory or Above
  • Percent of Students Attending Short-term Programs Demonstrating Progress as Measured by Pre- and Post-assessment
  • Percent of Responding LEAs, Parents, and Students Rating the Students' Experiences in the Short-term Programs as Very Satisfactory or Above
  • Percent of Students Whose Responding Local School Districts Rated Their Learning Experience at Summer School as Very Satisfactory or Above
  • Percent of Students Whose Responding Parents Rated Their Learning Experience at Summer School as Very Satisfactory or Above
  • Percent of Responding Local School Districts Rating TSBVI as Satisfactory or Above in Meeting the Student's Reason for Referral
  • Percent of Responding Parents Rating TSBVI as Satisfactory or Above in Meeting the Student's Reason for Referral
  • Percent of Students Graduated from TSBVI During the Past 5 Years Who are Currently Employed

STRATEGY: Provide a well-balanced curriculum which includes disability-specific skills and which meets either State Board of Education requirements for regular education or individual education plan (IEP) goals. Provide instruction in academic/functional, vocational, and orientation and mobility skills and promote the successful transition of students to local schools, community placements, work or further education.

Output Measures:

  • Number of Students Enrolled in Day Programming During the Regular School Year
  • Number of Students Working Off-Campus or AttendingClass Off-Campus
  • Number of Students Returned to Local School Districts
  • Number of Students Graduated
  • Number of Students Enrolled Who Have Multiple Disabilities

Efficiency Measures:

  • Average Cost of Instructional Program per Student per Day

Explanatory Measure:

  • Average Length of Enrollment in Regular School Year Program (months)

STRATEGY: Conduct residential programming that provides instruction in independent living skills and social skills. 

Output Measure:

  • Number of Students Enrolled in Residential Programming During the Regular School Year

Efficiency Measure:

  • Average Cost of Residential Program per Student per Night

STRATEGY: Provide a variety of instructional and residential short-term Special Programs including summer enrichment programs designed to meet the educational needs of students with visual impairments. Curriculum will be provided in the following content areas: (a) compensatory academic skills, including communication modes; (b) social interaction skills; (c) recreation and leisure skills; (d) use of assistive technology; (e) orientation and mobility; (f) independent living skills; (g) career education; and (h) visual efficiency skills.

Output Measures

  • Number of Students Enrolled in Short-term Special Programs
  • Number of Students Enrolled in Residential Programming During Short-term Special Programs

Efficiency Measure

  • Average Cost of Short-term Special Programs per Student

STRATEGY: Provide related and support services during the regular school year and short-term Special Programs that support the instruction of students attending TSBVI.

Output Measures:

  • Number of Students Receiving Physical/Motor Services or;
  • Number of Physical/Motor Related Services Received by Each Student
  • Number of Students Receiving Counseling and Assessment Servicesor;
  • Number of Counseling and Assessment Services Received by each Student
  • Average Weekly Number of Residential Students Participating in the "Weekends Home" Program

Efficiency Measures:

  • Average Cost of Related and Support Services per Student
  • Average Cost of "Weekends Home" per Student per Year

GOAL 2: Families, professionals, and paraprofessionals will have the knowledge and skills necessary to improve educational programming and other services for all Texas students who are visually impaired or deafblind.

OBJECTIVE: By fiscal year 2004, 85% of families, professionals, and paraprofessionals will rate as very satisfactory or above the improvement of their knowledge and skills as a result of services or products received from TSBVI.

Outcome Measures:

  • Percent of Families, Professionals, and Paraprofessionals Rating as Very Satisfactory or Above the Improvement of their Knowledge and Skills as a Result of the Services or Products Received from TSBVI
  • Percent of Families, Professionals, and Paraprofessionals Rating as Very Satisfactory or Above the Effectiveness of the TSBVI Consultant in Addressing the Reason for the On-site Visit/Workshop
  • Percent of Families, Professionals, and Paraprofessionals Agreeing that there was a Positive Change for the Student, Staff or Family as a Result of the On-site Visit

STRATEGY: Provide technical assistance and information and referral services for families of and programs serving children with visual impairments and children with deaf-blindness through pre-service, inservice and family services programs.

Outcome Measures:

  • Number of Education Regions Receiving On-Site Consultation and/or Workshops in Their Regions
  • Number of Districts/Special Education Cooperatives Receiving On-Site Consultations
  • Number of Conferences/Workshops-Local, Regional, Statewide, and National
  • Number of On-Site Visits
  • Number of Participants at Local, Regional, Statewide, and National Conferences and Workshops

Outcome Measures:

  • Average Cost of Each On-Site Consultation
  • Average Cost of Workshop per Person

GOAL 3: We will establish and carry out policies governing purchasing and public works contracting that foster meaningful and substantive inclusion of historically underutilized businesses.

OBJECTIVE: TSBVI will include historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) in at least 18% of the total value of contracts and subcontracts awarded annually by the agency in purchasing and public works contracting by fiscal year 2004.

Outcome Measures:

  • Percent of Total Dollar Value of Purchasing and Public Works Contracts and Subcontracts Awarded to HUBs

STRATEGY: Develop and implement a plan for increasing the use of historically underutilized businesses through purchasing and public works contracts and subcontracts.

Outcome Measures:

  • Number of HUB Contractors and Subcontractors Contacted for Bid Proposals
  • Number of HUB Contracts and Subcontracts Awarded
  • Dollar Value of HUB Contracts and Subcontracts Awarded