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Instructions for Completing APH Registration

Instructions for Completing American Printing House Registration.

Definition of codes required for the Student Registration System (SRS) as part of the American Printing House for the Blind annual student census.

Grade Placement Code Definition of Student Placement Categories

IP

Infants:
Children of preschool age served by infant programs. Infants must be in a formally organized program and have a written education plan.

PS

Preschool Students:
Children of preschool age served by preschool programs.

KG

Kindergarten:
Children enrolled in kindergarten classes.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12

Students of School Age:
Students in regular academic grades one through twelve, as determined by state law. Indicate grade placement by using numerals 1 through 12.

FC

Functional Curriculum Students: Students in grades one through twelve working toward a graduation certificate or non-traditional diploma. This could include students in a vocational program

TR

Transition Students:
Students of school age, as determined by state law, in secondary instructional programs designed to supplement the traditional curriculum. This could also include students in post-graduate programs at less than college level.

AN

Academic Non-graded:
Students of school age, as determined by state law, who are working to establish grade placement in an academic program (e.g., students who are working to acquire skills necessary for placement in regular grades).

OR

Other Registrants:
Students of school age, as determined by state law, who do not fall into any of the other placements (e.g., students in prevocational and other classes for nonacademic students).

AD

Adult Students:
Adults above school-age level, as determined by state law, in educational programs of less than college level—but not enrolled in grade twelve or below—must have a written instructional plan and be enrolled in and attend on a regular basis an instructional program or rehabilitation program of at least 20 hours of instruction per week of documented intervention. Adult students must have been registered for 12 weeks in the previous calendar year.          

According to the Ex-Officio Trustee Handbook, "social and leisure programs do not qualify as instructional programs.”


Reporting Code Visual Measurement

MDB

Meets the Definition of Blindness:
Central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with best correction; or a peripheral field so contracted that the widest diameter of such field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees

The following reporting codes from previous registrations are now reported as MDB:

Right and Left Eye Acuities Distance Vision (20/x based on the Snellen chart):
Measurement on an eye chart: 20/200 or less with maximum correction

Visual Field (VF and degree of restriction):
Restricted field of 20 degrees or less

Counts Fingers (CF):
Should be used only when an eye specialist finds it is not possible to obtain an acuity by using an eye chart

Hand Movements (HM):
Should be used only when an eye specialist finds it is not possible to obtain an acuity by using an eye chart

Object Perception (OP): Fix and Follow

Light Perception Only or No Light Perception (LP)

Totally Blind (NIL)


FDB

Functions at the Definition of Blindness:
Visual performance reduced by a brain injury or dysfunction that meets the definition of blindness as determined by an eye specialist or neurologist


Reporting Code Primary Reading Medium (Choose One)

V

Visual Readers: Students primarily using print in their studies

B

Braille Readers: Students primarily using braille in their studies

A

Auditory Readers: Students primarily using a reader or auditory materials in their studies

PRE

Pre-readers: Students working on or toward a readiness level; infants, preschoolers, or older students with reading potential

SN

Symbolic/Non-readers: Non-reading students; students not working on or toward a readiness level; students who do not demonstrate traditional print or Braille reading potential (symbolic readers); students who do not fall into any of the above categories


Reporting Code Secondary Reading Medium (Required Category/Choose One)

V

Visual Readers: Students use print to some extent

B

Braille Readers: Students use braille to some extent

A

Auditory Readers: Students use a reader or auditory materials to some extent

SN

Symbolic/Non-readers: Non-reading students; students not working on or toward a readiness level; students who do not demonstrate traditional print or Braille reading potential (symbolic readers); students who do not fall into any of the above categories


Reporting Code Third Reading Medium (Optional Category)

V

Visual Readers: Students use print to some extent

B

Braille Readers: Students use braille to some extent

A

Auditory Readers: Students use a reader or auditory materials to some extent

SN

Symbolic/Non-readers: Non-reading students; students not working on or toward a readiness level; students who do not demonstrate traditional print or Braille reading potential (symbolic readers); students who do not fall into any of the above categories


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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 17, 2021