Annual ODE Report Card
What is in the Annual EI/ECSE Report Card?
Each year the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) publishes a report card for every special education program and every early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) program in Oregon. This is the 2016-2017 report card for Early Childhood CARES, the E/IECSE program for Lane County. There are some minor variances in performance from year to year but consistently our County’s performance meets all of the federal requirements and is providing high quality services and results.
- Timely EI Services / Timeline for EI IFSP: Reports on how quickly Early Childhood CARES identifies EI age children (birth to 3 years old) as eligible after they are referred to us and how soon services are provided once a child is eligible. These are important indicators because the early years are critically important to a child’s development, and the federal government does not want programs to move slowly and delay services.
- Timeline for ECSE Eligibility: Reports on how quickly Early Childhood CARES evaluates, determines eligibility and ultimately provides services to children who are 3-6 years old. Again, the faster children are identified and served, the better because of the critical importance of the early years in growth and development.
- Improved Outcomes in Positive Social-Emotional Skills, Improved Acquisition and Use of Knowledge and Skills, and Improved Use of Appropriate Behaviors to Meet Needs: Early Childhood CARES is required by the federal government to report on these three goals. For each goal, Early Childhood CARES reports on how effective it is at narrowing or closing the gap between a child’s developmental delays and typical development. The data for these outcomes is taken from the Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System (AEPS) evaluation every child is given each year. The state targets are set each year by a group of Stakeholders in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education.
- Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): Reports the percentage of children Early Childhood CARES has identified as eligible for EI services and who are receiving services under an IFSP. The federal government looks at this to ensure Early Childhood CARES is finding and serving all children in Lane County who need EI services as early as possible.
- Services in Natural Environments: Reports on where Early Childhood CARES provides services with the expectation that the majority of services are provided in places where typical children spend time.
- Placement: Reports on the percentage of 3- to 6-year-olds who receive the majority of the ECSE services with typical peers in a regular early childhood setting
- Family and Parent Survey Results: Reports on responses from a survey completed in Lane County in 2016-2017 by a sample of parents whose child receives EI/ECSE services.
Click here to download the 2015-2016 Special Education Report Card.