Part C Services Results and Part B Services Results
Part C Services covers children in special education (not just deaf and hard of hearing) from the age of 0-3. Here is a bit of quick data.

Children who left Part C (turned 3 years of age or left early intervention services) between 7/1/16 and 6/30/17:

110 children reported to have hearing loss; 32 of the 110 had cognitive delay/disability
73.07% of children who are DHH with no cognitive delays/disabilities exiting Part C were reported to be demonstrating early literacy skills within age expectations.
75.64% of children who are DHH with no cognitive delays/disabilities exiting Part C were reported to be demonstrating early numeracy skills within age expectations.
Part B Services covers children in special education (not just deaf and hard of hearing) from the age of 3-5 years old or until they transition to kindergarten. Here is a bit of quick data.

Children who left Part B Preschool Special Education services between 7/1/16 and 6/30/17 to transition to kindergarten.

133 children reported to have hearing loss; 46 of the 133 had cognitive delay/disability
76.4% of children who are DHH with no cognitive delays/disabilities exiting Part B and transitioning to kindergarten were reported to be demonstrating early literacy skills within age expectations.
88.50% of children who are DHH with no cognitive delays/disabilities exiting Part B and transitioning to kindergarten were reported to be demonstrating early numeracy skills within age expectations.
This and more data will be reported to the Legislature this year and published on the Minnesota Department of Education website.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment / 3rd Grade Reading Scores
In 2017, the first students identified from the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening were tested on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCAs)/3rd grade reading scores last year, and their scores will be available this year (2018). We will see the outcomes of early identification from their scores, thanks to the memorandum of understanding shared between the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education. Minnesota is one of the very few states that have data sharing agreements (numbers only, no personal information). The scores will be shared on the Minnesota Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System website.

Children and Families Today
The children who were born in 2007 are now around 11 years old. These children and their younger peers are still on their journey through Minnesota’s education system and hopefully meet their milestones as they grow. These children and their families have the following programs and services available to them thanks to community advocates and our state laws:

Newborn Screening/early identification
Hearing Aid Loaner Bank
Deaf Family Mentor Program
Parent to Parent Support
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Role Model Program
Any questions?
We hope this four-part video series answers your questions about what Minnesota has in place for language acquisition, data collection and kindergarten readiness for children who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. Our system is not perfect but we have the laws in place for kindergarten-readiness and language acquisition. We all want successful outcomes for students who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. If you have any questions, please send us your questions through our online form so that we can respond. Thank you!

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