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Lexington - Special Education Data

Overall Special Education Report (view all districts)
 

Indicator 1 - Graduation Rate

For the 2010-11 school year, the state target for the Graduation Rate for students with IEPs is 75.0%. 
For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 
62 88 70.5 % 65.6 % 75.0%
407 417 97.6 % 87.8 %  
469 505 92.9 % 83.4 %  

NOTES: Special Education data are suppressed for enrollment counts fewer than 6.



Indicator 2 - Dropout Rate

For the 2010-11 school year, the state target for the Dropout Rate for Students with IEPs is 4.7%..
For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 
63032.0 %4.6 %4.7%
1216800.7 %2.4 % 
1819830.9 %2.7 % 

NOTES: Special Education data are suppressed for enrollment counts fewer than 6.



Indicator 3 - Participation and Performance of Students with IEPs on Statewide Assessments (MCAS)

For more information on performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.




Indicator 4 - Suspension/Expulsion for Students with IEPs

Indicator 4A: Significant discrepancy in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than ten days in a school year for children with IEPs. Massachusetts' definition for 'significant discrepancy' is five times the state rate for two consecutive years.

In all years, the state target for Suspension/Expulsion is 0%.
For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 
 
Special Education data are suppressed for enrollment counts fewer than 6.

Indicator 4B: Significant discrepancy (a) by race or ethnicity, in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than ten days in a school year for children with IEPs; and (b) policies, procedures or practices (PPPs) that contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards.

In all years, the state target for Suspension/Expulsion is 0%.



1) Massachusetts identifies a district as having a significant discrepancy, by race or ethnicity, in the rates of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year of children with IEPs rates if, for three consecutive years, the district’s suspension rate for students with disabilities in a particular race or ethnicity has been five times the state suspension rate for students with disabilities.

2) For districts that have a significant discrepancy (Yes), the Department is required to review their policies, procedures or practices (PPPs) to determine whether the PPPs contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedurals safeguard.

3) The Department will make a finding if districts’ PPPs contribute to significant discrepancy and do not comply with certain requirements. Districts that have a finding (Yes) are required to make corrections to their PPPs and take other corrective actions.

For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 


Indicator 5 - Educational Environments for Students Aged 6 - 21 with IEPs

For 2010-11, the state target for the % of Students with IEPs served in Full Inclusion is 58%, the target for % of Students with IEPs served in Substantially Separate placements is 14.5%, and the target for % of Students with IEPs served in Separate Schools, Residential Facilities, or Homebound/Hospital placements is 5.5%.

For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 
 
Special Education data are suppressed for enrollment counts fewer than 6.




Indicator 7 - Early Childhood Outcomes

Special Education data are suppressed for districts with 10 or fewer students.
For districts which have data in the table above, this is the first full 3-year cohort completion cycle. As districts continue to participate in Indicator 7 data collection cycles, it is to be expected that data reliability will increase. Therefore, these data should be interpreted with caution.

For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report. For information on the data collection and reporting schedule, please see the Memorandum on the Updated Data Collection Schedule and District Cohort Assignments for the Massachusetts State Performance Plan for Special Education (MA SPP) Activities.



Indicator 8 - Parent Involvement

For 2010-11, the state target for Parent Involvement is 80%.
This indicator measures the % of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that school facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for students with IEPs.


For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report. For information on the data collection and reporting schedule, please see the Memorandum on the Updated Data Collection Schedule and District Cohort Assignments for the Massachusetts State Performance Plan for Special Education (MA SPP) Activities.
 
 
Special Education data are suppressed for 10 or fewer returned surveys.

A survey is considered to have met the standard if the parent completing the survey was in agreement with more than 50% of the survey items (13 of 25). In order to yield reliable results, districts need at least 75 total responses. Interpret results with caution for districts with fewer than 75 surveys returned. Additionally, for districts with less than 75 students with IEPs, interpret results with caution when return rate is under 50%. For a copy of the survey, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan.

Lexington % Surveys Meeting Standard =NA
% Surveys Meeting Standard (NA)

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Indicator 9 - Disproportionality in Special Education

In all years, the state target for disproportionality in special education is 0%.
This indicator measures the % of districts showing a disproportionate over- or under-representation of students from racial/ethnic groups in special education that was the result of inappropriate identification policies, practices, or procedures. At-Risk districts are those that exhibit a weighted risk ratio of 3.0 or greater for three consecutive years. These districts were subject to review of the appropriateness of their policies, practices, and procedures for special education eligibility determination and disability identification).

For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 

For information regarding how disproportionality is calculated, please see http://www.ideadata.org/docs/Disproportionality%20Technical%20Assistance%20Guide.pdf.

For information regarding how disproportionate representation is determined in individual districts, please see the Indicator 9 Flowchart Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document.



Indicator 10 - Disproportionality in Specific Disability Categories

In all years, the state target for disproportionality in special education is 0%.
This indicator measures the % of districts showing a disproportionate over- or under-representation of students from racial/ethnic groups in special education that was the result of inappropriate identification policies, practices, or procedures. At-Risk districts are those that exhibit a weighted risk ration of 4.0 or greater for three consecutive years. These districts were subject to review of the appropriateness of their policies, practices, and procedures for special education eligibility determination and disability identification.

For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 

For information regarding how disproportionality is calculated, please see http://www.ideadata.org/docs/Disproportionality%20Technical%20Assistance%20Guide.pdf.

For information regarding how disproportionate representation is determined in individual districts, please see the Indicator 10 Flowchart Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document.



Indicator 11 - Initial Evaluation Timelines

In all years, the state target for Initial Evaluation Timelines is 100%.
This indicator measures the % of children with parental consent to evaluate, who were evaluated within the State established timeline. Data is reported for all initial evaluations initiated in October, November, and December of the reporting year.


For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report. For information on the data collection and reporting schedule, please see the Memorandum on the Updated Data Collection Schedule and District Cohort Assignments for the Massachusetts State Performance Plan for Special Education (MA SPP) Activities..
 
Data are suppressed if # of signed evaluation consent forms received is fewer than 10.



Indicator 12 - Early Childhood Transition

In all years, the state target for Early Childhood Transition is 1%.
This inidicator measures the % of students referred by Part C, found eligible for special education services, and who have an IEP developed and implemented by their 3rd birthdays.

For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
 
 
Data are suppressed if number of students referred by Part C and found eligible for special education services is fewer than 10.



Indicator 13 - Secondary Transition

In all years, the state target for Secondary Transition is 100%.
This indicator measures the % of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals that are annually updated and based upon an age appropriate transition assessment, transition services, including courses of study, that will reasonably enable the student to meet those postsecondary goals, and annual IEP goals related to the student's transition services needs. There also must be evidence that the student was invited to the IEP Team meeting where transition services are to be discussed and evidence that, if appropriate, a representative of any participating agency was invited to the IEP Team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority.


For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.
For information on the data collection and reporting schedule, please see the Memorandum on the Updated Data Collection Schedule and District Cohort Assignments for the Massachusetts State Performance Plan for Special Education (MA SPP) Activities.
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Data are suppressed if number of student records reviewed is fewer than 10.



Indicator 14 - Post-School Outcomes for Students with IEPs

For the 2010-11 school year, state targets for the three measurements of Post-School Outcomes are Measurement A: 44%; Measurement B: 77%; and Measurement C: 84%.
This indicator measures the % of students with IEPs who exited high school during the 2009-10 school year and self-reported post-school engagement in education or employment one year after leaving high school. Engagement is defined through three measurements:

  • Measurement A: Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school. (see #1 below)
  • Measurement B: Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school. (see #1 + #2 below)
  • Measurement C: Enrolled in higher education, or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed, or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school. (see #1 + #2 + #3 + #4 below)
Because students are counted only once and in the highest category in which engaged, the measurements are cumulative with measurement C reflecting the total number of exiters engaged in a post-secondary activity one year after leaving high school. For more information on state performance in this area, please see the Massachusetts State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report.

 

The data used to calculate the measurement above: