Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 07, 2008 (Fiscal Year 2009)

This chart lists the numbers of students registered by four major types of programs– Schools for the Blind, State Departments of Education, Programs for Students with Multiple Disabilities, 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.

INFANT PROGRAMS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 42 32 25 2,978 724 3,801
Schools for the Blind 23 18 21 1,067 261 1,390
Rehabilitation Programs 7 21 6 170 29 233
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 17 14 31
Totals 72 71 52 4,232 1,028 5,455

PRESCHOOL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 236 111 110 3,844 1,029 5,330
Schools for the Blind 12 12 7 321 58 410
Rehabilitation Programs 5 5 1 13 0 24
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 4 7 12
Totals 253 128 119 4,182 1,094 5,776

KINDERGARTEN

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 559 186 91 927 449 2,212
Schools for the Blind 19 9 7 67 11 113
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 2 3
Totals 579 195 99 994 462 2,329

GRADE 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 780 256 119 542 435 2,132
Schools for the Blind 25 15 6 25 7 78
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 805 271 125 567 444 2,212

GRADE 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 831 271 124 361 376 1,963
Schools for the Blind 35 35 5 14 8 97
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 1 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 867 306 129 376 386 2,064

GRADE 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 949 276 89 245 387 1,946
Schools for the Blind 41 34 11 12 13 111
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 1 0 0 3 4
Totals 991 311 100 257 403 2,062

GRADE 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 966 237 134 173 329 1,839
Schools for the Blind 42 32 6 8 3 91
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 2 3
Totals 1,010 269 141 181 334 1,935

GRADE 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,010 269 124 136 284 1,823
Schools for the Blind 45 39 11 8 13 116
Rehabilitation Programs 4 0 0 0 0 4
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 1,059 308 135 144 298 1,944

GRADE 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 979 266 138 109 346 1,838
Schools for the Blind 49 48 8 0 6 111
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 1 2
Totals 1,029 314 146 109 353 1,951

GRADE 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 973 258 132 78 258 1,699
Schools for the Blind 66 63 12 5 10 156
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 0 0 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 1,041 321 144 83 270 1,859

GRADE 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 984 264 114 82 254 1,698
Schools for the Blind 81 66 15 8 10 180
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 3 3
Totals 1,065 330 129 90 267 1,881

GRADE 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,075 264 125 51 251 1,766
Schools for the Blind 93 81 15 7 7 203
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 1 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 1,169 345 140 59 258 1,971

GRADE 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,051 262 137 33 261 1,744
Schools for the Blind 88 83 19 7 9 206
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 1 1 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 1 1 2
Totals 1,139 345 157 42 271 1,954

GRADE 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 987 259 147 32 255 1,680
Schools for the Blind 94 100 21 8 10 233
Rehabilitation Programs 5 0 0 0 0 5
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 2 3
Totals 1,087 359 168 40 267 1,921

GRADE 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 972 289 181 36 406 1,884
Schools for the Blind 99 109 22 12 29 271
Rehabilitation Programs 5 2 0 0 0 7
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 1 0 0 1 2
Totals 1,076 401 203 48 436 2,164

ACADEMIC NONGRADED

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 362 105 154 168 759 1,548
Schools for the Blind 55 94 62 41 112 364
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 3 3
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 0 1 0 6 9
Totals 419 199 217 209 880 1,924

POSTGRADUATE

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 32 13 15 39 40 137
Schools for the Blind 2 5 1 2 0 10
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 65 0 65
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 1 0 2
Totals 32 18 17 107 40 214

VOCATIONAL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 30 5 12 1 17 65
Schools for the Blind 13 33 10 0 2 58
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 43 38 22 1 20 124

ADULT STUDENTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 437 198 652 44 2,469 3,800
Schools for the Blind 52 40 15 0 108 215
Rehabilitation Programs 868 499 928 63 291 2,649
Multiple Disabilities Programs 33 16 101 24 1,259 1,433
Totals 1,390 753 1,696 131 4,127 8,097

OTHER REGISTRANTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 699 188 543 1,069 8,038 10,537
Schools for the Blind 86 87 121 81 450 825
Rehabilitation Programs 0 1 16 0 9 26
Multiple Disabilities Programs 3 2 11 3 111 130
Totals 788 278 691 1,153 8,608 11,518

TOTALS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 13,952 4,009 3,166 10,948 17,367 49,442
Schools for the Blind 1,020 1,003 395 1,693 1,127 5,238
Rehabilitation Programs 901 528 952 314 332 3,027
Multiple Disabilities Programs 41 20 117 50 1,420 1,648
Totals 15,914 5,560 4,630 13,005 20,246 59,355

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 Departments of Education 49,442 88.3%
Schools for the Blind 5,238 8.8%
Rehabilitation Programs 3,027 5.1%
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1,648 2.8%

STUDENT READERS BY READING MEDIUM:

Visual 61%
Braille 21.3%
Auditory 17.7%

STUDENT TOTALS AND PERCENTAGES BY PRIMARY READING MEDIUM REPORTING CODES:

Visual Readers 15,914 26.8%
Braille Readers 5,560 9.4%
Auditory Readers 4,630 7.8%
Pre-Readers 13,005 21.9%
Non-Readers 20,246 34.1%

STUDENT PERCENTAGES BY SECONDARY READING MEDIUM REPORTING CODES:

Visual Readers 2.5%
Braille Readers 4.4%
Auditory Readers 24.8%
Not Applicables 68.3%

EXPLANATION OF READING MEDIA:

Note: These data were collected and prepared by the Department of Field 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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