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SMART Transition Planning for Students. Tracy Elger , CESA 2 Pam Jenson, TIG. Agenda. What is a Transition Plan The SMART Process Wisconsin Data on Transition Steps of the PTP for SMART Planning Data to Determine College and Career Readiness. Transition Plans. Grounded in the IEP

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    1. SMART Transition Planning for Students Tracy Elger, CESA 2 Pam Jenson, TIG

    2. Agenda • What is a Transition Plan • The SMART Process • Wisconsin Data on Transition • Steps of the PTP for SMART Planning • Data to Determine College and Career Readiness

    3. Transition Plans • Grounded in the IEP • In the past…I-8…Transition Plan within the IEP • PTP • Present…Postsecondary Transition Plan…in place of the I-8…Live within the IEP • PTP=Transition Plan • Are your student’s transition plans SMART?

    4. SMART Process • S=Strategic and Specific-Transition Assessment • M=Measurable-Measurable Post School Goals • A=Attainable-Transition Services/Course of study • R=Results Based-Monitoring Progress of Transition • T=Timebound-Attainable at each Individual Student’s Graduation

    5. Why Do We Need a SMART Process for Transition Planning • Students with Disabilities Graduation Rates • Students with Disabilities in the Workforce • Students with Disabilities in Higher Education • Students with Disabilities in Independent Living

    6. Dropout Rates

    7. WISEDASH • WISEDASH-DEWS

    8. How Could You Use DEWS with SwD? • Print out the student profile • Examine the DEWS Outcome Score; check to see if any of the sub scores are in the Moderate to High level • Supplement with more recent, local data • Be sure that the DEWS Outcome Data is current • Record information in the Present Levels section of the IEP • Create Transition Plan to address warning signs

    9. Steps of the PTP for SMART Planning • Inviting/engaging the student • Providing an age appropriate transition assessment • Writing Measurable Post Secondary Goals • Education/Training • Employment-through WI Career Clusters/Pathways • Independent Living • Annual Goals

    10. The Numbers –Data from the 2013 Survey • Although the numbers on the previous slide look good, the reality still is… • 48% Students are competitively employed • 42% Students are attending higher education • 25% Students are living independently • The need… Every Student a Graduate: College and Career Ready!

    11. The Pressure • We must educate the whole child • We must attend the child’s daily needs • We must prepare the child for their possible future • We must meet the needs of all children • We must meet the needs of multiple stakeholders with differing expectations • We must be accountable The Handbook for SMART School Teams

    12. Steps of the PTP for SMART Planning cont. • Designing well planned Transition Activities/Services • Determining a Course of study and 4 year plan • Including outside agencies • Giving students their rights once they are age of majority

    13. Selecting your SMART Transition Team • Principal • Special Education Director • Special Education Teachers • General Education Teacher • Guidance Counselor/School Psych • Para Professional (if appropriate) • Parents • Student

    14. Transition Assessments • A Transition Assessment is needed to complete a PTP • Quality Assessments are needed for individualized success • Choosing the right assessment to match your students needs is key.

    15. Transition Goals • Goals in the IEP must be linked to the student’s transition needs • Goals must be SMART to allow the student to grow in college and career readiness

    16. Course of Study/4 Year Plan • When is a 4 year plan written? • How does a 4 year plan translate to a course of study in the PTP? • How do you link the course of study to the student’s transition goal? • How do you monitor a students course of study?

    17. Data to Determine College and Career Readiness • What data should we be looking at? • Where do special education teachers get the data? • Other Ideas?

    18. Predictors of Post School Success • Career Awareness • Occupational Courses • Vocational Education • Work Study • Paid Employment/Work Experience • Test Preparation/Accommodations • Inclusion in General Education • Program of Study

    19. Predictors of Post School Success • Self Advocacy/Self Determination • Independent Living Skills • Social Skills • Community Experiences • Family Engagement • Student Support • Interagency Collaboration • Transition Programming

    20. How Can Your School Become a SMART Transition School • Make it a priority that every student is college and career ready. • Understand transition and it’s purpose. It is not the goal for every student just to graduate, but to prepare them for life after high school.

    21. Questions