Calculator to Determine Minimum Sample Size for
Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes
Indicator 8: Parent Involvement
Indicator 11: Child Find-Timely Evaluations and Eligibility
Indicator 12: Early Childhood Transition
Indicator 13: Secondary Transition
Indicator 14: Post-School Outcomes

For information on the above indicators see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/spp/plan/contents.htm.

Directions:
Enter the number of students in the column Number in Eligible Population. The number displayed in the column Minimum Number Required for Sample will be the minimum number of students for whom data must be collected and submitted to the Department. As an alternative, if it is less burdensome to do so, school districts may submit data on all eligible students with disabilities for each indicator in the year in which they are assigned to submit data for Indicators listed in the title.

Please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sedcar/ for information regarding how to select students with disabilities to be included in the sample of students for whom data will be provided on these indicators.

Please see http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sedcar/ for a schedule of the year in which each school district is required to submit data on these indicators to the State Education Department.
Federal Indicator and Margin of Error Number in Eligible Population Minimum Number Required for Sample
7: Preschool Outcomes
Margin of Error: 5%
Entry level: Enter the number of eligible children:

The calculator will display below the minimum number of students required for the sample.

8: Parent Involvement
Margin of Error: 10%
Enter the number of eligible children:

The calculator will display below the minimum number of surveys required for the sample. Please over-sample for this indicator. Assume only 10% of the parents will respond to a survey. So, multiply this number by 10 to determine how many parents should be sent the survey; If this number is more than the number of families with students with disabilities, order only enough surveys for all families.

11: Child Find-Timely Evaluations and Eligibility
Margin of Error: 2%
Enter the number of eligible children:

The calculator will display below the minimum number of students required for the sample.

12: Early Childhood Transition
Margin of Error: 2%
Enter the number of eligible children:

The calculator will display below the minimum number of students required for the sample.

13: Secondary Transition
Margin of Error: Not Applicable
A calculator is not required for this indicator

All school districts complete a review of IEPs of eligible students, for up to 30 students. New York City review at least 100 IEPs
14: Post-School Outcomes
Margin of Error: 5% for school districts with more than 100 in eligible population
Enter the number of eligible children:

The calculator will display below the minimum number of students required for the sample.