Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Annual Performance Reports (APR) on Services in Natural Environments

States' Lead Agencies for Part C report annually on performance related to indicators of compliance and performance on key aspects of their services under Part C Requirements. Reporting forms and resources supporting improvement on APRs are found on the WWW: OSEP GRADS360° Web site.

Three indicators are relevant to providing early intervention services in natural environments. The ECTA Center annually analyzes and reports on state performance on these indicators. The most recent report, including some multi-year trend data, was released as the Part C State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report 2016 Indicator Analyses. See the following indicators:

  • Indicator 1 – Timely Receipt of Services -- Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who receive the early intervention services on their IFSPs in a timely manner.
  • Indicator 2 – Settings -- Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSP's who primarily receive early intervention services in the home or community-based settings.
  • Indicator 7 – 45-day Timeline -- Percentage of eligible infants and toddlers with IFSPs for whom an evaluation and assessment and an initial IFSP meeting were conducted within Part C's 45-day timeline.
  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile     © 2012-2018 ECTA Center

  • UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute