Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 3, 2000 (Fiscal Year 2001)

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
State DOE 0 2 3 3,732 8 3,795
Schools for the Blind 0 0 0 1,005 2 1,007
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 186 0 186
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 5 0 5
Totals 0 2 3 4,928 10 4,943

Grade: Preschool

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 11 9 2 5,001 24 5,047
Schools for the Blind 3 2 1 420 13 439
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 23 0 23
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 12 0 12
Totals 14 11 3 5,456 37 5,521

Grade: Kindergarten

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 377 154 10 994 190 1,725
Schools for the Blind 14 10 1 48 10 83
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 391 164 11 1,042 200 1,808

Grade: 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 727 260 24 528 191 1,730
Schools for the Blind 26 24 2 26 2 80
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 753 284 26 554 193 1,810

Grade: 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 816 300 33 307 167 1,623
Schools for the Blind 23 27 4 8 4 66
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 839 327 37 315 171 1,689

Grade: 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 930 293 56 188 175 1,642
Schools for the Blind 31 33 0 9 4 77
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 961 326 56 197 179 1,719

Grade: 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 926 275 47 119 176 1,543
Schools for the Blind 30 33 1 6 5 75
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 956 308 48 125 181 1,618

Grade: 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 916 235 52 99 156 1,458
Schools for the Blind 29 46 3 5 3 86
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 1 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 1 1 2
Totals 945 281 55 105 161 1,547

Grade: 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 959 274 63 74 148 1,518
Schools for the Blind 41 52 2 1 3 99
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 1,000 326 65 75 153 1,619

Grade: 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 930 226 73 43 130 1,402
Schools for the Blind 38 55 4 2 3 102
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 969 281 77 45 133 1,505

Grade: 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 877 235 67 32 152 1,363
Schools for the Blind 72 77 1 2 7 159
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 949 312 68 34 159 1,522

Grade: 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 934 246 93 29 152 1,454
Schools for the Blind 90 73 9 5 5 182
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 1 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1,024 319 102 35 157 1,637

Grade: 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 898 227 96 16 136 1,373
Schools for the Blind 86 64 6 3 3 162
Rehabilitation 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 985 291 102 19 140 1,537

Grade: 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 792 245 96 17 94 1,244
Schools for the Blind 81 75 6 2 8 172
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 873 320 102 19 102 1,416

Grade: 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 737 225 87 11 155 1,215
Schools for the Blind 75 71 4 1 4 155
Rehabilitation 9 14 7 0 0 30
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 821 310 98 12 160 1,401

Academic Nongraded

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 568 142 164 262 1,072 2,208
Schools for the Blind 88 120 44 64 90 406
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 9 9
Totals 656 262 208 326 1,171 2,623

Postgraduate

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 11 3 2 8 4 28
Schools for the Blind 3 11 1 5 1 21
Rehabilitation 1 5 3 0 0 9
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 15 19 6 13 5 58

Vocational

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 37 7 5 4 15 68
Schools for the Blind 11 12 5 1 0 29
Rehabilitation 4 3 2 0 2 11
Multihandicapped 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 52 22 12 5 17 108

Adult Students

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 298 212 833 56 2,982 4,381
Schools for the Blind 37 40 22 1 58 158
Rehabilitation 632 509 769 17 35 1,962
Multihandicapped 79 18 147 17 1,278 1,539
Totals 1,046 779 1,771 91 4,353 8,040

Other Registrants

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 1,016 251 673 1,303 10,008 13,251
Schools for the Blind 127 175 193 134 651 1,280
Rehabilitation 0 0 0 28 6 34
Multihandicapped 2 1 8 10 107 128
Totals 1,145 427 874 1,475 10,772 14,693

Totals:

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Prereaders Nonreaders Totals
State DOE 12,760 3,821 2,479 12,823 16,135 48,018
Schools for the Blind 905 1,000 309 1,748 876 4,838
Rehabilitation 647 531 781 255 44 2,258
Multihandicapped 82 19 155 45 1,399 1,700
Totals 14,394 5,371 3,724 14,871 18,454 56,814

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:

State DOE 48,018 85%
Schools for the Blind 4,838 9%
Rehabilitation 2,258 4%
Multihandicapped 1,700 3%

Student Totals and Percentages by Reading Medium:

Visual Readers 14,394 25%
Braille Readers 5,371 9%
Auditory Readers 3,724 7%
Prereaders 14,871 26%
Nonreaders 18,454 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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