Distribution of Eligible Students Based on the Federal Quota Census of January 05, 2009 (Fiscal Year 2010)

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 primary 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 33 25 35 3,016 751 3,860
Schools for the Blind 23 9 9 1,122 350 1,513
Rehabilitation Programs 10 10 2 253 11 286
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 13 14 27
Totals 66 44 46 4,404 1,126 5,686

PRESCHOOL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 267 92 127 3,622 1,055 5,163
Schools for the Blind 12 11 13 326 56 418
Rehabilitation Programs 4 0 1 9 2 16
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 8 5 13
Totals 283 103 141 3,965 1,118 5,610

KINDERGARTEN

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 588 203 89 941 510 2,331
Schools for the Blind 16 17 5 70 17 125
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 605 220 94 1,011 527 2,457

GRADE 1

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 855 236 98 523 550 2,262
Schools for the Blind 18 8 1 20 5 52
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 1 0 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 874 244 100 543 556 2,317

GRADE 2

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 898 251 126 411 547 2,233
Schools for the Blind 25 29 2 17 13 86
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 0 1 0 3
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 1 2
Totals 925 280 129 429 561 2,324

GRADE 3

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 939 267 115 285 479 2,085
Schools for the Blind 38 39 7 10 8 102
Rehabilitation Programs 2 2 0 1 0 5
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 979 308 122 296 488 2,193

GRADE 4

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 974 272 96 226 509 2,077
Schools for the Blind 46 44 7 7 14 118
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 1 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 1 0 0 2 3
Totals 1,020 317 103 234 525 2,199

GRADE 5

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,004 256 128 160 467 2,015
Schools for the Blind 42 38 6 5 8 99
Rehabilitation Programs 5 0 0 1 0 6
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 3 4
Totals 1,051 294 135 166 478 2,124

GRADE 6

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,020 261 134 130 482 2,027
Schools for the Blind 49 50 12 8 11 130
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 0 0 1
Totals 1,069 311 147 138 493 2,158

GRADE 7

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,006 287 128 104 438 1,963
Schools for the Blind 54 57 10 6 8 135
Rehabilitation Programs 2 0 0 1 0 3
Multiple Disabilities Programs 2 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 1,064 344 138 111 446 2,103

GRADE 8

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 997 278 148 91 382 1,896
Schools for the Blind 76 76 7 8 12 179
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 3 3
Totals 1,074 354 155 99 397 2,079

GRADE 9

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,036 265 119 78 399 1,897
Schools for the Blind 87 70 19 12 7 195
Rehabilitation Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 1,125 335 138 90 406 2,094

GRADE 10

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,073 261 161 52 339 1,886
Schools for the Blind 84 92 12 4 11 203
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 1 1 0 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 1 0 2
Totals 1,157 353 175 58 350 2,093

GRADE 11

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 995 239 139 37 366 1,776
Schools for the Blind 87 103 21 6 15 232
Rehabilitation Programs 4 0 0 2 0 6
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 0 0 1 2
Totals 1,087 342 160 45 382 2,016

GRADE 12

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 1,023 281 205 63 529 2,101
Schools for the Blind 112 149 31 6 23 321
Rehabilitation Programs 15 6 5 0 0 26
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 1 0 0 1 2
Totals 1,150 437 241 69 553 2,450

ACADEMIC NONGRADED

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 323 75 144 151 673 1,366
Schools for the Blind 47 78 55 40 128 348
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 2 2
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1 0 1 0 6 8
Totals 371 153 200 191 809 1,724

POSTGRADUATE

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 30 16 13 31 31 121
Schools for the Blind 1 4 3 2 2 12
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 35 0 35
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 1 1 0 2
Totals 31 20 17 69 33 170

VOCATIONAL

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 36 9 16 2 10 73
Schools for the Blind 17 26 8 0 1 52
Rehabilitation Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multiple Disabilities Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 53 35 24 2 11 125

ADULT STUDENTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 340 209 601 44 2,269 3,463
Schools for the Blind 42 35 17 0 96 190
Rehabilitation Programs 959 428 863 62 332 2,644
Multiple Disabilities Programs 36 18 102 26 1,229 1,411
Totals 1,377 690 1,583 132 3,926 7,708

OTHER REGISTRANTS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 638 158 596 880 6,531 8,803
Schools for the Blind 69 67 91 87 433 747
Rehabilitation Programs 0 1 16 1 7 25
Multiple Disabilities Programs 7 1 10 6 112 136
Totals 714 227 713 974 7,083 9,711

TOTALS

  Visual Readers Braille Readers Auditory Readers Pre-readers Non-readers Totals
State Departments of Education 14,075 3,941 3,218 10,847 17,317 49,398
Schools for the Blind 945 1,002 336 1,756 1,218 5,257
Rehabilitation Programs 1,007 447 889 368 354 3,065
Multiple Disabilities Programs 48 21 118 55 1,379 1,621
Totals 16,075 5,411 4,561 13,026 20,268 59,341

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 49,398 83.2%
Schools for the Blind 5,257 8.9%
Rehabilitation Programs 3,065 5.2%
Multiple Disabilities Programs 1,621 2.7%

STUDENT READERS BY READING MEDIUM:

Visual 61.7%
Braille 20.8%
Auditory 17.5%

STUDENT TOTALS AND PERCENTAGES BY PRIMARY READING MEDIUM REPORTING CODES:

Visual Readers 15,914 27.1%
Braille Readers 5,560 9.1%
Auditory Readers 4,630 7.7%
Pre-Readers 13,005 22.0%
Non-Readers 20,246 34.1%

STUDENT PERCENTAGES BY SECONDARY READING MEDIUM REPORTING CODES:

Visual Readers 2.8%
Braille Readers 4.7%
Auditory Readers 24.9%
Not Applicables 67.6%

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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