SSPS:Matrix Special Considerations

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The Special Considerations section is used to determine additional points that are added to the total of the domain ratings before determining the cost factor.


Add 13 points for students eligible for the hospital or homebound program who are receiving individual instruction at home or at a hospital (Teacher and student must be at the same location).

This applies to those students who have been determined eligible for the H/HB program and should not be checked for students served at home for other reasons.


Add 13 points for prekindergarten children with a disability who are being served in the home or hospital on a one-on-one basis.

This applies to those children assigned to a prekindergarten program and may include direct instruction of the parent, guardian, or primary caregiver for students below age three. For prekindergarten students ages three or above, services must be provided directly to the child. For students served both at home and at school, the resulting cost factor is only applied for the amount of time the student receives the one-on-one services at home or in the hospital. Prekindergarten students do not need to be found eligible for the hospital or homebound program to be eligible for these points.


Add 3 points for prekindergarten students earning less than .5 FTE during an FTE survey period.

This applies to those children assigned to a prekindergarten program. Prekindergarten students who attend public school less than 20 hours per week and who attend public school 20 hours per week but generate less than .5 FTE are included here.


Add 3 points for students identified as visually impaired or dual-sensory impaired.

This includes any student with a primary or other exceptionality of visually impaired (VI) or dual-sensory impaired (DSI).

Add 1 point for students who have a score of exactly 17 total points and who are rated Level 7 in three of five domains. PlanMaker automatically adds these points.


Add 1 point for students who have a score of exactly 21 total points and who are rated Level 6 in four out of five domains.

PlanMaker automatically adds these points.