About Indicator 7

Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes evaluates the percent of preschoolers with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who demonstrate improved child outcomes in three areas: (7a) Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships), (7b) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication and early literacy), and (7c) Use of appropriate behavior to meet their needs.
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Description: Crosswalks cross-reference the functional skills assessed by various published instruments with the three child outcomes required by OSEP for Part C and Part B, Section 619 programs to assess the degree to which these instruments measure the required outcomes. Crosswalks were generated for instruments based on the frequency of informal requests from states.
Description: IDEA Child Outcomes Highlights for FFY 2020 summarizes data that states report annually to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on three child outcomes for IDEA Part C Early Intervention and Part B Preschool programs: social relationships, use of knowledge and skills, and taking action to meet needs. The ECTA and DaSy Centers produce this annual illustrates national child outcomes data for children exiting Part C and Part B preschool and national trends over time and provides a...
Description: This Video: Child Outcomes Step by Step provided by ECTA Center provides an overview of the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR). The video can be used for professional development and training.
Description: Frequently Asked Questions on ECTA Center site - This link summarizes many questions frequently asked about the child and family outcomes measurement process and provides brief answers. Topics include: Outcomes and Federal Reporting, Child Outcomes, Family Outcomes, Child Outcomes Summary (COS) Process, Crosswalks, Family Outcomes Survey, and Acronyms.
Description: Outcome Measurement - Self Directed Learning. This page provides mini training sessions on a variety of child and family outcomes related topics. Each session is a short, stand-alone piece suitable for self-paced online learning. The videos for "why collect outcome data" and "integrating the outcomes into the IFSP and IEP" can also be found on this page. 
Description: IDEA requires states to report state-level and division-level indicator data on the performance of students with disabilities. Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes focuses on the improved performance of preschool children with disabilities.  Specifically, states are required to report the percent of children with IEPs who demonstrate improved a) positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); b) acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/...
Description: States and local programs are making child and family outcomes measurement more efficient and more effective by integrating those processes with IFSP and IEP development and implementation. The ECTA Center works to support states that are making changes to their systems and materials to integrate these two processes. Resources include a presentation provides an overview to the IFSP-IEP integration processes, an interactive guide, flowcharts, and activities..
Description: This site was developed by the National Parent Technical Assistance Center at PACER in collaboration with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) and provides a family friendly overview of the Child Outcomes
Description: Child Outcome Summary Process Discussion Prompts-This document provides information and questions regarding the three outcome areas: a.) Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships), b.) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy), and c.) Use of appropriate behaviors to meet needs.