National Data & Reports Relevant to Transition from Part C


Annual Performance Report Data for Transition Indicators

Part C Data on Exiting

These data are collected annually by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs in accordance with Section 618 of IDEA. The Exiting table lists the number of children in all states and territories according to five categories: Complete Prior to Maximum Age, Part B Eligible, Exit to Other Programs, Exit with No Referrals and Eligibility Not Determined.


Preschoolers with Disabilities: Characteristics, Services and Results (August 2006)

The Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) funded by the National Center for Special Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences was a multi year study examining preschool special education and includes transition. Chapter Five of the Wave 1 Overview Report provides findings for transition to preschool from Part C services.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Education Should Provide Additional Guidance to Help States Smoothly Transition Children to Preschool (December 2005)

This United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report addresses how states have implemented Part C of IDEA including eligibility criteria, provision of services, funding and how federal and state entities help support and oversee efforts to implement Part C. The report recommends that the federal Department of Education provide states with additional guidance on transition planning and services, especially for children who would enter Part B in the summer.

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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.

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