Target Setting Guide: Indicator C2

Indicator-specific guidance is provided separately for results indicators where target setting is required, including C2-Settings. There are eight sections that support target setting for this indicator. This indicator specific guidance is intended to be used as a companion to the general guidance.

Indicator C2: Settings

Topic Guidance
I. Indicator Description Percent of infants and toddlers with IFSPs who primarily receive early intervention services in home or community-based settings.
(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A) and 1442)
Per the OSEP SPP/APR Universal Technical Assistance for FFY 2020-2025 guidance, the FFY 2025 target for this indicator does not need to show improvement over baseline if the FFY 2025 target is at least 95%.
II. Federal Indicator Changes No changes effective with the release of the FFY 2020-25 Part C Measurement Table.
III. State Indicator Specific Changes Has the state made any changes to the data collections methods and/or data source?
To the extent possible, determine the impact of these changes on the results of this indicator.
IV. State Initiatives Related to this Indicator
  • What state initiatives are in place to increase the percentage of children who primarily receive early intervention services in the home or a community-based setting?
  • What is the scope and expected impact?
  • How long will it take to see the expected impact?
V. Data to Consider The state will want the following data available:
  • Indicator 2 performance data relative to targets for the last three to five years
  • Indicator 2 baseline data
VI. Indicator Specific Data Quality Issues The data reported in this indicator should be consistent with the state’s 618 settings data. If not, the state would have had to explain why in a data note submitted to OSEP.
VII. Indicator Specific Analyses History
  • What were our targets and how were they set?
  • If changes were made to targets, what was the basis for the change?
  • What were the trends in performance relative to targets?
  • Were there changes made to the baseline in the last five years? What was the rationale for the change?

How do current data compare to data over the past 3 to 5 years?

  • Were there data relatively stable over time, or was there a lot of variation?
  • If variation, what factors could have contributed to the variation?
  • Consider the impact of differences at the local program level, e.g., the impact of one or several large programs.
  • Consider other factors such as race/ethnicity, SES, age of the child, and disability/eligibility category.
VIII. Indicator Specific Resources EMAPS IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings User Guide
Part C SPP/APR Indicator Analyses

Published June 2021.