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Local Infants and Toddlers Program Results for Early Intervention Services
 
Baltimore County: Indicator 4 

Percent of families participating in Part C who report that early intervention services have helped the family.

Results of Indicator 4A
Know their rights

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Results

2004/052005/062006/072007/082008/092009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16
State Baseline:-74%----------
State Target:--74%74%75%76%78%79.5%81%81%83%85%
State Results:--76%
Target Met
78%
Target Met
83.0%
Target Met
86.6%
Target Met
93.2%
Target Met
94.9%
Target Met
94.9%
Target Met
94.7%
Target Met
95.86%
Target Met
98.1%
Target Met
State Total# of Survey Responses:--1427156120173376347439403898380344434216
Baltimore County Results:--75%
Target Met
80%
Target Met
78.2%
Target Met
88.6%
Target Met
91.5%
Target Met
94.3%
Target Met
96.0%
Target Met
92.7%
Target Met
96.4%
Target Met
99.0%
Target Met
Baltimore County Total# of Survey Responses:--187269339612682702654643832672


Narrative Description of Indicator

Data for this indicator were collected through the distribution of parent surveys, compiled and aggregated by an MSDE contractor, and analyzed by MSDE staff to develop State and local program improvement activities.

During the month of September 2015, 9,599 surveys were directly mailed to local jurisdictions for hand delivery to all families with active eligible children on 6/30/16. For families who indicated that Spanish was their primary language, the survey was sent out in Spanish.

With input from local jurisdictions, the one-page survey instrument was hand delivered to families.  The completed surveys were returned to ICF, the MSDE contractor, via business reply mail.  Compared to FFY 2014, the response rate for FFY 2015 decreased by 1 percentage point, from 47.0% for FFY 2014 to 46.0% for FFY 2015 (4,284/9,599)

In FFY 2015, the State continued to demonstrate high levels of performance in family survey results. From FFY 2014 to FFY 2015, Indicator 4A increased from 95.86% to 98.10%; Indicator 4B increased from 95.37% to 97.31% and Indicator 4C increased from 95.50% to 98.21%. Overall, data from each family outcome subindicator remained over 95.0%.

In FFY 2015, two questions were included for families of 3 and 4-year-old children receiving services through the Extended IFSP Option.  The results from these questions indicated very positive outcomes regarding families’ understanding of their options at age 3, as well as families’ ability to implement school readiness strategies with their children, as indicated below:

  • 97.7% of families agreed with the statement: Over the past year, early intervention services have helped me and/or my family understand my options in order to make the best choice for my child and family to continue services through an extended Individualized Family Service Plan or move to services through an Individualized Education Program; and
  • 94.8% of families agreed with the statement: Over the past year, early intervention services have helped me and/or my family support my child to be ready for school by assisting me to teach my child pre-reading activities (such as naming pictures) and pre-math activities (such as sorting household items).

In addition, if the jurisdiction was below the state target on Indicator 4a, 4b, or 4c the jurisdiction was required to complete an improvement plan that included a discussion of the data and specific steps to increase the benefit of early intervention services for the family.

  • 4A - Know their rights
  • 4B - Effectively communicate their children's needs
  • 4C - Help their children develop and learn


Other Data for this Indicator

View Indicator 4A - Know their rights

View Indicator 4B - Effectively communicate their children's needs

View Indicator 4C - Help their children develop and learn