North Carolina State Data: Child Outcomes

The purpose of the early childhood outcomes data collection is to determine if young children with disabilities are making progress toward age level expectations in three outcome areas: 1) social-emotional, 2) knowledge and skills, and 3) getting needs met. States are required to set performance targets for the early childhood outcomes summary statements. Targets are absolute values set by the state based on previous years’ trend data, resulting in yearly incremental goals for improvement for the state and each of its LEAs. The targets address two summary statements:

  • Summary Statement I - Of those children who entered the program below age expectations in each Outcome, the percent who substantially increased their rate of growth by the time they exited the program.
  • Summary Statement II - The percent of children who were functioning within age expectations in each Outcome by the time they exited the program.

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The following table compares the FFY 2019 state data to the FFY 2019 target and the FFY 2020 state data. Note: To be considered "slippage" by OSEP, the Indicator must show a failure to meet the target and a decrease of 1% or more from the previous year’s data (Office of Special Education Programs [OSEP], 2016).

state targets for outcomes 1, 2, and 3, summary statements 1 and 2 for FY2019-2020.  Social relationships outcome 1 for summary satement 1 is 84% for ffy2019 state datam 84.04% for ffy2019 target and 84.77% for ffy2020 state data resulting in the state target being met. Social relationships outcome 1 for summary statement 2 is 37.76% for ffy2019 state data, 38.16% for ffy2019 target and 38.02% for ffy2020 state data resulting in the state target not being met. Outcome 2, knowledge and skills, for summary statement 1 is 83.27% for ffy2019 state data, 83.67% for ffy2019 target and 83.64% for ffy2020 state date resulting in the state target not being met. Knowledge and skills summary statement 2 is 381% for ffy2019 state data, 38.5% ffy 2019 target and 37.93% for ffy2020 state data, resulting in the state target not being met. Outcome 3, meets needs, summary statement 1 is 82.11% for ffy2019 state data, 82.51% for ffy2019 target and 82.99% for ffy2020 state data resukting in the state target being met. Meets needs Summary Statement 2 is 53.95% for ffy2019 state data, 54.35% for ffy2019 target, and 53.3% for ffy2020 state data resulting in the state target not being met.

The following chart compares state and LEA percentages of children who substantially increased their rate of growth (SSI) and who exited the program at age level (SSII).

summary statement results by outcome areas 2020-21. summary statement 1 shows social at 84.775, knowledge at 83.64%, and needs at 82.99%. Summary Statement 2 shows social at 38.02%, knowledge at 37.93%, and needs at 53.30%.

The following 3 charts refer to these developmental trajectories:

a. Percent of children who did not improve functioning
b. Percent of children who improved functioning but not sufficient to move nearer to functioning comparable to same-aged peers
c. Percent of children who improved functioning to a level nearer to same-aged peers but did not reach it
d. Percent of children who improved functioning to reach a level comparable to same-aged peers
e. Percent of children who maintained functioning at a level comparable to same-aged peers

Outcomes 1 by developmental trajetory 2020-21 showing a at .94% b at 13.24% c at 47.8% d at 31.12% and e at 6.89%

outcome 2 by developmental trajectory shwoing a at 109% b at 14.32% c at 46.66% d at 32.12% and e at 5.81%

outcome 3 by deelopmental trajectory showing a at 1.23% b at 13.2% c at 32.26% d at 38.16% and e at 15.14%

 

For resources on outcomes measurement, please visit http://nceln.fpg.unc.edu/childoutcomesresources and for training materials: http://modules.nceln.fpg.unc.edu/outcomes/module-intro.

References: *The Office of Special Education Programs. (2016). Retrieved from https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

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