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Montgomery: Indicator 7 

Percent of preschool children aged 3 through 5 who demonstrate improvement.

Narrative Description of Indicator

Indicator
Percent of preschool children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who demonstrate improved:

  1. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships);
  2. Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy); and
  3. Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
Overview
The MSDE, DSE used the Early Childhood Outcomes Center (EC) Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process to assess and analyze the performance of preschoolers ages 3 through 5 years during the FFY 2016-2017 performance period.  The DSE/EIS utilized the results to:
  1. Meet its federal reporting requirements in the Annual Performance Report;
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the State's early intervention and preschool special education systems;
  3. Improve local service delivery and results; and
  4. Assist local programs to improve Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) decision-making and results for individual students.
Beginning on July 1, 2015, the MSDE implemented the use of the Child Outcomes Summary (COS) process as the accountability methodology for measuring child outcomes.  In addition to a change in methodology, MSDE, with OSEP approval, modified the age range for this indicator, moving from three through five year-olds to three years-of-age to kindergarten-entry.  Prior to July 1, 2015, the sole methodology used was the Work Sampling System (WSS).  Preschool children with a WSS Entry measure completed prior to the initial implementation of COS, and who were projected to be exiting preschool services between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017, also had Exit measures completed using the WSS.  The FFY 2016 is the last year in which the data being reported reflects a combination of both the WSS and COS methodologies.  These data will serve as a revised baseline for subsequent reporting years. 

Other Data for this Indicator
 
Utilizing FFY 2016 data, two summary statements were developed for each of the three child outcomes.   Click here to view county level data for this indicator.

A. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships)
  1. In FFY 2016 63.08% of children who entered Maryland's Part B preschool program below age expectations in Outcome Area #1 substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they exited the program.  The state target, 68.90%, was not met.
  2. In  FFY 2016 56.35% of children participating in Maryland's Part B preschool program were functioning within age expectations in Outcome #1 by the time they exited the program.  The state target, 68.00%, was not met.  
     
B. Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication [and early literacy])
  1. In FFY 2016 67.10% of children who entered Maryland's Part B preschool program below age expectations in Outcome Area #2 substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they exited the program.  The state target, 67.60%, was not met.
  2. In FFY 2016 51.56% of children participating in Maryland's Part B preschool program were functioning within age expectations in Outcome #2 by the time they exited the program.  The state target, 57.20%, was not met.
     
C. Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.
  1. In FFY 2016 69.00%of children who entered Maryland's Part B preschool program below age expectations in Outcome Area #3 substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they exited the program.  The state target, 63.10%, was met.
  2. In FFY 2016 63.89% of children participating in Maryland's Part B preschool program were functioning within age expectations in Outcome #3 by the time they exited the program.  The state target, 65.70%, was not met.

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Outcome A: Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships)

1. Of those children who entered or exited the program below age-expectations in Outcome A, the percent who substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they exited the program.

64.3%

65.3%

64.4%

66.3%

68.9%

Target Met

67.3%

69.20%

Target Met

68.3%

67.3%

67.30% 65.23% 68.70% 64.54% 68.90% 69.70%

Target Met
68.90% 63.08%
2. The percent of children who were functioning within age-expectations in Outcome A by the time they exited the program.

68.5%

70.5%

64.9%

71.5%

67.5%

72.5%

69.53%

73.5%

66.4%

66.40% 65.39% 68.70% 62.20% 68.00% 62.47% 68.00% 56.35%

Outcome B: Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy)

1. Of those children who entered or exited the program below age-expectations in Outcome B, the percent who substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they exited the program.

64.6%

65.6%

65.3%

66.6%

69.5%

Target Met

67.6%

70.4%

Target Met

68.6%

66.0% 66.00% 60.86% 67.40% 62.45% 67.60% 66.29% 67.60% 67.10%
2. The percent of children who were functioning within age-expectations in Outcome B by the time they exited the program. 55.3%  56.3% 52.7%  57.3% 55.2%  58.3% 60.38%
Target Met
 59.3% 55.7% 55.70% 54.49% 57.10% 50.10% 57.20% 50.01% 57.20% 51.56%
Outcome C: Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs
1. Of those children who entered or exited the program below age-expectations in Outcome C, the percent who substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they exited the program. 58.7%  59.70% 60.6%
Target Met
 61.7% 63.9%
Target Met
 62.7% 65.52%
Target Met
 63.7% 61.5% 61.50% 60.86% 62.90% 61.13% 63.10% 66.70%

Target Met
63.10% 69.00%

Target Met
2. The percent of children who were functioning within age-expectations in Outcome C by the time they exited the program. 66.2% 63.2% 62.1% 64.2% 63.6% 65.2% 67.0%
Target Met
66.2% 64.1% 64.10% 63.42% 65.50% 61.30% 65.70% 62.81% 65.70% 63.89%