The Continuity of Service in Special Education reports show an unduplicated count of early intervention and special education services delivered to Michigan children between birth and third grade. The reports give an overview of how many children received early intervention and special education services by age level. They also show at what point children began receiving intervention services and if they continued to receive services through the third grade.
This report explores the different service pathways children participate in during three important age spans: birth to their 3rd birthday, from their 3rd birthday to kindergarten entry, and between kindergarten and 3rd grade.
Services depicted include:
- Early On®
- Michigan Mandatory Special Education while in Part C
- Early childhood special education under IDEA Part B Section 619 (3-5 year olds)
- Special education during kindergarten through 3rd grade.
There are two ways you can view the data: through the Service Pathways report or the Service Comparisons report.
- Service Comparisons: Shows the percentage of children receiving early intervention and special education services by age group at a selected ISD, as compared to the statewide percentage of children receiving services in the chosen age group.
- Service Pathways: Shows the number and proportion of children receiving specific early intervention and special education services by age group. The Service Pathways report makes it easy to see at which age bracket children began or finished receiving services as well as any gaps in services.
The report is updated in the fall. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
Use the Edit Report screen to select a location, school year and report category.
The report will display a snapshot of your selected report options, including a graph and table of the data.
Service Comparisons: You can choose from the following three snapshots.
- Birth-Services Prior to Kindergarten: Students who did not receive any special education services after they began kindergarten.
- First Receiving Services in K-3: Students who had an IEP at some point in their Kindergarten-3rd Grade experience who have not also received services in Early Childhood Special Education Early On®, Michigan Mandatory Special Education, or a blend of Early On® + MMSE programs.
- Receiving Continuous Services - Students who had an IEP at some point in their Kindergarten-3rd Grade experience who also received services in Early Childhood Special Education and may also have received services provided through Early On, MMSE or a blend of Early On + MMSE programs.
Service Pathways: This snapshot shows the different combination of services students received from birth through third grade, along with any gaps in service. Hover over any individual pathway on the graph to see the number and percentage of students.
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
Locations Setting options: ISD
Users with secure access who are logged in can see unsuppressed numbers for the entities for which they have been specifically authorized.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information collects some of the data for this report via the Michigan Student Data System. For more information on the MSDS application and reporting rules, please see the MSDS Collection Details Manual on the CEPI website. Additional historical data come from the Michigan Compliance Information System.
Children listed as having received services during a particular age group means they received services at some point when they fell in that age group; it does not necessarily mean that they received services for the entire time they were in that age group.
The report shows services received at the selected location. Services received prior to kindergarten through a different location may not be included in the report.
If you have questions not addressed here or in the linked resources, please contact CEPI customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To protect the privacy of individual students, CEPI applies data suppression rules to sensitive data when report settings would yield fewer than 10 students in a given group. Complementary groups may also be suppressed. In some cases, values less than 10 may be shown when there is no risk of identifying individual students. Secure users can log in to view unsuppressed data for their authorized location. Please see How CEPI Protects Education Data for more information.
See the glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.
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