About Indicator 6

Indicator 6: Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is a compliance measure that focuses on the percent of preschool children ages 3-5 with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who received special education and related services in settings with typically developing peers (e.g., early childhood settings, home, and part-time early childhood/part-time early childhood special education settings). There are two components to this indicator:
  • 6a. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attend a regular early childhood program and receive the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program
  • 6b. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attend a separate special education class, separate school, or residential facility
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Description: Virginia Indicator 6 Data December 1, 2019 Indicator 6: Early Childhood Placement* Indicator 6: Early Childhood Environment for Children with IEPs Target A – Regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular education childhood program; Target B – Separate special education class, separate school, or residential facility State Target for FFY 2018: Target A: Greater or equal to 35% Target B: Less than or equal to 17%...
Description: This instructional document provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding Indicator 6. It is designed to assist Local Education Agency personnel in accurately collecting and reporting Indicator 6 data. Please utilize the Indicator 6 Decision Tree as you determine the child’s educational environment. Also, read Instructions for Preschool Environments for additional information.