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Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes for Students with IEPs

What Is Indicator 7?

Indicator 7 looks at the percentage of preschool children with IEPs (ages 3 to 5) who improve in 3 outcomes:

  • Positive social-emotional skills
  • Gain and use of knowledge and skills
  • Use of acceptable behaviors to meet their needs

Each outcome has two statements:

Summary Statement 1Of the children who entered preschool program below age expectations, the percent who made gains by the time they turned 6 years of age or exited the program
Summary Statement 2Percent of preschool children who were within age expectations by 6 years of age or exit

Why Is Indicator 7 Important?

  • Social/emotional health impacts development and learning (NAEYC, 2018)
    • Motivation and attitude toward school
    • Focus and participation in class activities
    • Academic performance
    • Emotional regulation
  • Social/emotional development, cognitive development, and language help prepare a child for school (The College & Career Readiness & Success Center, 2013)

Indicator 7 Data

7APositive Social-Emotional Skills Data
FFY17 Data (N=651)FFY17 TargetFFY18 Data (n=1045)FFY18 TargetFFY19 Data (n=1150)FFY19 TargetFFY20 Data (n=1316)FFY20 Target
Summary Statement 185.61%--85.17%86.00%82.44%86.00%80.09%86.00%
Summary Statement 247.00%--46.03%50.00%43.74%50.00%44.53%50.00%
7BGain and Use of Knowledge and Skills Data
FFY17 Data (N=651)FFY17 TargetFFY18 Data (n=1045)FFY18 TargetFFY19 Data (n=1150)FFY19 TargetFFY20 Data (n=1316)FFY20 Target
Summary Statement 184.90%--83.56%85.00%84.20%85.00%82.19%85.00%
Summary Statement 248.39%--46.60%49.00%45.04%49.00%43.92%49.00%
7CUse of Appropriate Behaviors to Meet Needs
FFY17 Data (N=651)FFY17 TargetFFY18 Data (n=1045)FFY18 TargetFFY19 Data (n=1150)FFY19 TargetFFY20 Data (n=1316)FFY20 Target
Summary Statement 185.51%--86.17%86.00%84.43%86.00%83.47%86.00%
Summary Statement 260.46%--60.67%63.00%58.26%63.00%53.50%63.00%

New Targets for FFY20 – FFY25

Massachusetts set new Indicator 7 targets for FFY20 – FFY25. Our new targets are:

Sub-IndicatorTargets
FFY202020212022202320242025
7A
SS1
86.00%86.00%86.00%86.50%87.00%88.00%
7A
SS2
50.00%50.00%50.00%50.25%50.50%51.00%
7B
SS1
85.00%85.00%85.00%85.50%86.00%87.00%
7B
SS2
49.00%49.00%49.00%49.25%49.50%50.00%
7C
SS1
86.00%86.00%86.00%86.50%87.00%88.00%
7C
SS2
63.00%63.00%63.00%63.25%63.50%64.00%

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Last Updated: November 30, 2022

 
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