Timeliness of Delivery of Special Education Services

Problem

When a class action against New York City Public Schools challenged the timely delivery of special subsidized education services for eligible pre-school children, New York City asked Analysis & Inference to examine the matter.

Procedure

A+I created and directed substantial sample surveys of private providers of special education services, as well as surveys of the city social services staffs administering the program. The project required A+I to sort out the complex intersection of causal influences on the timeliness of services, and drew on concepts and methods from the field of quality control and quality improvement.

Result

Counsel for the City credited A+I’s Report as instrumental in achieving a settlement.