Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 4, 1999 (Fiscal Year 2000)

This chart lists the numbers of students registered by four major types of programs: Schools for the Blind, State Departments of Education, Programs for the Multihandicapped, and Rehabilitation Programs. The students are listed by grade and reading media.

Appropriate Use of Federal Quota Census Data

The specific purpose of the annual Federal Quota Census is to register students in the United States and Outlying Areas who meet the definition of blindness and are, therefore, eligible for adapted educational materials from APH through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.

Statements regarding student literacy, use of appropriate learning media, and students taught in a specific medium cannot be supported using APH registration data.

Grade: Infant Programs

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 0 0 0 891 0 891
State DOE 0 0 0 3,870 0 3,870
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 7 0 7
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 207 0 207
Totals 0 0 0 4,975 0 4,975

Grade: Preschool

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 1 0 0 368 0 369
State DOE 0 0 0 5,193 0 5,193
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 13 0 13
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 18 0 18
Totals 1 0 0 5,592 0 5,593

Grade: Kindergarten

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 14 10 0 79 1 104
State DOE 324 139 4 1,091 207 1,765
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 338 149 4 1,170 208 1,869

Grade: 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 25 29 1 22 3 80
State DOE 678 270 27 530 188 1,693
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 703 299 28 552 191 1,773

Grade: 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 28 25 1 13 5 72
State DOE 830 264 42 346 188 1,693
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 858 289 43 359 193 1,742

Grade: 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 22 25 0 6 5 58
State DOE 907 276 40 214 175 1,612
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 929 301 40 220 180 1,670

Grade: 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 30 31 2 8 5 76
State DOE 895 245 50 130 151 1,471
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 925 276 52 138 156 1,547

Grade: 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 29 50 2 3 4 88
State DOE 906 273 61 115 154 1,509
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 1 1 2
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 935 323 63 119 159 1,599

Grade: 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 28 42 0 2 2 74
State DOE 958 239 62 64 157 1,480
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 2 2
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 986 281 62 66 161 1,556

Grade: 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 44 61 2 1 6 114
State DOE 916 251 66 40 148 1,421
Multihandicapped 1 0 0 0 0 1
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 961 312 68 41 154 1,536

Grade: 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 71 52 6 6 5 140
State DOE 925 237 61 41 153 1,417
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 996 289 67 47 158 1,557

Grade: 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 74 62 4 5 3 148
State DOE 982 260 107 21 143 1,513
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,056 322 111 26 146 1,661

Grade: 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 77 64 0 4 6 151
State DOE 877 248 92 27 124 1,368
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 1 1
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 955 312 92 31 131 1,521

Grade: 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 64 70 4 2 4 144
State DOE 799 217 82 16 91 1,205
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 863 287 86 18 95 1,349

Grade: 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 68 72 3 2 1 146
State DOE 849 245 89 10 162 1,355
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 14 17 6 0 0 37
Totals 931 334 98 12 164 1,539

Academic Nongraded:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 74 116 24 54 40 308
State DOE 621 155 180 285 1,089 2,330
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 10 10
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 695 271 204 339 1,139 2,648

Postgraduate:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 2 8 0 2 1 13
State DOE 18 1 0 0 9 28
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation 9 28 28 0 0 65
Totals 29 37 28 2 10 106

Vocational:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 8 11 0 0 4 23
State DOE 40 9 6 4 10 69
Multihandicapped 4 0 0 0 2 6
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 52 20 6 4 16 98

Adult Students:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 35 40 27 2 59 163
State DOE 369 324 870 59 2,945 4,567
Multihandicapped 66 19 165 27 1,342 1,619
Rehabilitation 656 609 814 50 31 2,160
Totals 1,126 992 1,876 138 4,337 8.059

Other Registrants:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 153 210 167 193 669 1,392
State DOE 1,078 252 726 1,304 9,914 13,274
Multihandicapped 1 1 11 12 121 146
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 29 7 36
Totals 1,232 463 904 1,538 10,711 14,848

Totals:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
Residential Schools 847 978 243 1,663 823 4,554
State DOE 12,972 3,905 2,565 13,360 16,008 48,810
Multihandicapped 68 20 176 60 1,480 1,802
Rehabilitation 684 654 848 304 38 2,530
Totals 14,571 5,557 3,832 15,387 18,349 57,696

Appropriate Use of Federal Quota Census Data

The specific purpose of the annual Federal Quota Census is to register students in the United States and Outlying Areas who meet the definition of blindness and are, therefore, eligible for adapted educational materials from APH through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.

Statements regarding student literacy, use of appropriate learning media, and students taught in a specific medium cannot be supported using APH registration data.

Student Totals and Percentages by Program Type:

Residential Schools 4,554 8%
State DOE 48,810 85%
Multihandicapped 1,808 3%
Rehabilitation 2,524 4%

Student Totals and Percentages by Reading Medium:

Visual Readers 14,571 25%
Braille Readers 5,557 10%
Auditory Readers 3,832 7%
Prereaders 15,387 28%
Nonreaders 18,349 32%

Explanation of Reading Media:

These data collected and prepared by the Department of Educational and Advisory Services of the American Printing House for the Blind in the administration of the Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind of 1879.

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