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: The three child outcomes, measured by early intervention and early childhood special education systems, encompass functional skills and behaviors meaningful for a child's participation in everyday routines. The infographic, developed by ECTA and DaSy, displays the breadth of these outcomes and provides a visual framework for describing and consistently measuring children's functional skills and behaviors across settings and situations. The outcomes cut across developmental domains to represent...
Description: Indicator 7: Early Childhood Outcomes Percent of children with IEPs who demonstrate improved: Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships) Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy) Use of appropriate behaviors to meet need Data are from the 2019-2020 school year. 1. Social-emotional skills a. Of those children who entered the program below age expectations in Outcome, the percent that substantially increased rate...
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: Three Child Outcomes Descriptions and Guiding Questions -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.
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