Secondary Transition, Transition and Indicator 13
Current measurement language for Indicator 13: “Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals that are annually updated and based upon an age appropriate transition assessment, transition services, including courses of study, that will reasonably enable the student to meet those postsecondary goals, and annual IEP goals related to the student’s transition services needs. There also must be evidence that the student was invited to the IEP Team meeting where transition services are to be discussed and evidence that, if appropriate, a representative of any participating agency was invited to the IEP Team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority.” [20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B)]
2016 Illinois Statewide Transition Conference – Oct. 27-28 (registration closes Sept. 23)
The annual Statewide Transition Conference for transition-aged youth and young adults with disabilities, their family members and teachers, vocational professionals, caregivers, health care professionals, college students pursuing careers in special education, and community advocates will be held at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, Ill., from Oct. 27-28, 2016.
You are encouraged to register early and pay online with a credit card to ensure your full participation. This conference is open to the first 500 individuals who register or until Sept. 23, 2016, whichever comes first!
The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition,” invites participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of independent living, education and training, employment, community integration, health care, and self-advocacy.
Conference sessions will be organized along four tracks: Education, Employment, Community, and Health Care.
Thursday, Oct. 27, features a variety of multi-choice break-out sessions throughout the day. The conference concludes Friday, Oct. 28, with multi-choice plenary sessions and break-out sessions in the morning. The conference ends at 1 p.m.
Illinois Indicator 13 Checklist (37-41) (2/16)
This checklist is a one page tool that can be used as a vehicle to capture Indicator 13 data after the IEP meeting for entry to FACTS (Funding and Child Tracking System). The FACTS document is NOT the same as the Indicator 13 rubric that is used in the evaluations of transition plans.
The ISBE Scoring Rubric has been revised to assist districts in collecting data to assist in meeting Indicator 13 of the Part B State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report, as required by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. ISBE has adapted the rubric from the NSTTAC Indicator 13 checklist prepared by the national Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC), September 13, 2006. Districts and cooperatives may use the rubric for staff training and self-assessment purposes.
Recommended Consent Forms for Agency Invitation to IEP MeetingsIDEA 2004 requires school districts “to the extent appropriate, with the consent of the parents or a child who has reached the age of majority...the public agency must invite a representative of any participating agency that is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services.” [34CFR §300.321(b)(3)].
In order to support school districts in implementing this requirement, a sample consent form for parents and for students who have reached the age of majority have been developed and are recommended for district use. In concert with the requirement of annual IEP review and update, parent or student consent for the invitation of outside agencies to the IEP meeting should be obtained annually.
ISBE Evidence of Correction (12/14)
The Indicator 13 Evidence of Correction form is a guidance document to help districts on how to correct their areas of non-compliance. The guidance document provides what steps are necessary to correct those areas.
SPP Indicator 13 Summary (7/15)
This document provides some helpful tips on meeting compliance for Indicator 13. It can be used to provide guidance to those who write transition plans for students. This can also be a tool that is used during the IEP to help discuss transition with the parents.
The Secondary Transition and SPP Indicator 13 Requirements webinar provides an overview of the IDEA transition planning requirements and detailed information about findings of noncompliance, the data verification audit and more. The accompanying PowerPoint presentation includes the webinar narrative and hyperlinks to tools and resources to support the development of IEP/transition plans that meet the Indicator 13 requirements.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) Webinars — Recent and Archived
To assist states and local school districts with professional development efforts in the area of secondary transition, NTACT has provided webinars that are available at http://www.transitionta.org/newseventson Indicator 13. Additionally, NTACT provides evidence based practices that are available at http://www.transitionta.org/evidencepractices
NTACT Web-based Examples and Non-Examples for SPP/APR Indicator 13
The NTACT-developed training materials (examples and non-examples) for Indicator 13 are now available as a web-based document. Please visit http://www.transitionta.org/transitionplanning to access the NTACT I-13 checklist linked to training materials. The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) developed an Indicator Checklist, in consultation with the OSEP in 2006 and updated it in 2009 and 2012. This checklist is not required, but offers states and districts an OSEP-approved resource for data collection and use.
The http://www.transitionta.org/effectivepracticesweb page provides access to evidence based practices in the following areas of secondary transition:
The Integrated Services Committee of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and UIC Specialized Care for Children presented a webinar for parents and families on incorporating health goals into IEPs and transition plans. The recording of this webinar is available here. The resources and tools mentioned in this webinar are available here.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Summary of Performance: Supporting Students’ Post-School Success
This PowerPoint presentation provides the legal basis for development of the SOP and also provides practical information about the development and use of this tool to promote successful post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Viewers can access the slide “notes” by hovering over the icon in the upper left-hand corner on the relevant pages.
New "Soft Skills" Curriculum for Youth Released by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP has unveiled a new curriculum designed to strengthen the professionalism and interpersonal skills of young people preparing to enter the workforce. Titled "Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," this creative and universally designed program features a series of interactive, hands-on activities that educators and youth service professionals can use with youth both with and without disabilities. The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.
These Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NSTTAC developed Indicator 13 Checklist with responses may help you as you consider the I-13 Checklist, available at www.nsttac.org. These responses were reviewed and accepted by OSEP on November 16th, 2006. An update is anticipated shortly.
Including: district cycle, suggestions for post-school outcomes (Ind. 14) data collection, sample district letter to former student, post-school survey interview questions and interviewer script, strategies for increasing response rates and advise from the field.
- Transition Practices Self-Assessment
The Transition Practices Self-Assessment (TPSA) has been designed to support and assist school districts in determining their current practices and setting priorities for collaborative planning of new and/or evolved transition practices and services by using the self-assessment data to engage in action planning and appending the district improvement plan.
- TOTAL: Transition Outreach for Adult Living Training Videos
The TOTAL Project training modules provide a wealth of information and resources on issues critical to transition planning and successful adult life outcomes for students who have disabilities. Each of the nine modules includes access to videos, the power point slides, and a multitude of tools and resources.