First Connections Program Performance Reports

Part C, First Connections Early Intervention Program is required annually by the Office of Special Education (OSEP) to report on all local DDS contracted service provider’s performance.   The report cards are located at the bottom of this page.

Indicator #1 Timely Delivery of Service

Measurement:
Percent = [(# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who receive the early intervention services on their IFSPs in a timely manner) divided by the (total # of infants and toddlers with IFSPs)] times 100.

 

Indicator #2 Natural Environments

Measurement:
Percent = [(# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who primarily receive early intervention services in the home or community-based settings) divided by the (total # of infants and toddlers with IFSPs)] times 100.
 
For this indicator used reported 618 data that was collected on Child Count for November 1, 2013.

 

Indicators #3 Child Outcomes

Measurement
Categories:
  1. Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships);
  2. Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication); and
  3. Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.

Progress categories for A, B and C:

  1. Percent of infants and toddlers who did not improve functioning = [(# of infants and toddlers who did not improve functioning) divided by (# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs assessed)] times 100.
  2. Percent of infants and toddlers who improved functioning but not sufficient to move nearer to functioning comparable to same-aged peers = [(# of infants and toddlers who improved functioning but not sufficient to move nearer to functioning comparable to same-aged peers) divided by (# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs assessed)] times 100.
  3. Percent of infants and toddlers who improved functioning to a level nearer to same-aged peers but did not reach it = [(# of infants and toddlers who improved functioning to a level nearer to same-aged peers but did not reach it) divided by (# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs assessed)] times 100.
  4. Percent of infants and toddlers who improved functioning to reach a level comparable to same-aged peers = [(# of infants and toddlers who improved functioning to reach a level comparable to same-aged peers) divided by (# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs assessed)] times 100.
  5. Percent of infants and toddlers who maintained functioning at a level comparable to same-aged peers = [(# of infants and toddlers who maintained functioning at a level comparable to same-aged peers) divided by (# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs assessed)] times 100.
 
Summary Statement 1:  Of those infants and toddlers who entered or exited early intervention below age expectations in each Outcome, the percent who substantially increased their rate of  growth by the time they turned 3 years of age or exited the program.
 
Summary Statement 2:  The percent of infants and toddlers who were functioning within age expectations in each Outcome by the time they turned 3 years of age or exited the program.
  

Indicator #4 Family Survey

Approximately 3,000 surveys were sent to families of clients served within the past year.  Arkansas adopted the survey created by the National Early Childhood Outcomes.
 
Measurement:
  • Percent = [(# of respondent families participating in Part C who report that early intervention services have helped the family know their rights) divided by the (# of respondent families participating in Part C)] times 100.
  • Percent = [(# of respondent families participating in Part C who report that early intervention services have helped the family effectively communicate their children's needs) divided by the (# of respondent families participating in Part C)] times 100.
  • Percent =  [(# of respondent families participating in Part C who report that early Intervention services have helped the family help their children develop and learn) divided by the (# of respondent families participating in Part C)] times 100.

 

Indicators #5 and #6 Effective General Supervision Part C/Child Find

Measurement:
Percent=[(# of infants and toddler birth to 1 with IFSPs) divided by the (population of infants and toddlers birth to 1)] times 100 compared to national data.
 
Measurement:
Percent=[(# of infants and toddler birth to 3 with IFSPs) divided by the (population of infants and toddlers birth to 3)] times 100 compared to national data.
 
*For these indicators used reported 618 data that was collected on November 1, 2013.
 
 

Indicator #7 IFSP 45 Day Timelines

Measurement:
Percent = [(# of infants and toddlers with IFSPs for whom an evaluation and assessment and an initial IFSP meeting was conducted within Part C’s 45-day timeline) divided by the (# of infants  and toddlers with IFSPs evaluated and assessed for whom an initial IFSP meeting was required to be conducted)] times 100.
Indicator #8 Transition (Three Parts: A, B and C)
 

 

Provider Report Card for Indicator #8

Measurement:
  • Percent = [(# of children exiting Part C who have an IFSP with transition steps and services) divided by the (# of children exiting Part C)] times 100. (Looked at how many transition steps listed on IFSP)
  • Percent = [(# of children exiting Part C and potentially eligible for Part B where notification to the LEA occurred) divided by the (# of children exiting Part C who were potentially eligible for Part B)]  times 100.  ( Looked at LEA Notice (Notification) of Transition) 
  • Percent = [(# of children exiting Part C and potentially eligible for Part B where the transition  conference occurred) divided by the (# of children exiting Part C who were potentially eligible for Part B)] times 100.  (Looked at # of Timely Transition Conference (90 days before the child turned 3 years of age.)

 

This data is captured, analyzed and reported across all Service Providers providing Service Coordination.  The data is collected for the Annual Performance Report from all provider types in the state, including Licensed Community Programs, Independent Service Providers and State Service Coordinators through a combination of data systems including Special Education Automation System (SEAS), the Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Mainframe and the Electronic Data System (EDS).
 
In addition, this data was verified, supplemented and completed using inquiry from Licensed Community Programs, State Service Coordinators, and Independent Service Providers.
 

 

Provider Report Cards

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​2012 APR Public Report for Indicator 1 Data PDF​
2012 APR Public Report for Indicator 2 PDF​
2012 APR Public Report for Indicator 3 Child Outcomes PDF​
2012 APR Public Report for Indicator 4 PDF​
2012 APR Public Report for Indicator 5 and 6 Child Find Performance PDF​
2012 APR Public Report for Indicator 7 PDF​
​2012 APR Public Report for Indicator 8 PDF​
2011 APR Public report for Indicator 1 Data PDF
2010 APR Public Report for Indicator 2 PDF
2011 APR Public Report for Indicator 3 ​PDF
2011 APR Public Report for Indicator 4 ​PDF
2010 APR Indicator 5 and 6 Child Find Performance ​PDF
2011 APR Public Report for Indicator 7 ​PDF
2011 APR Public Report for Indicator 8 ​PDF

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