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Teaching and Learning Special Education Secondary Programs. Transition Services. Agenda. Understanding the State Performance Plan Impact of the Performance Indicators Emphasis on Indicator 13 Transition Planning (Begin with the End) Development of goals and objectives

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Teaching and learning special education secondary programs

Teaching and LearningSpecial EducationSecondary Programs

Transition Services


  • Understanding the State Performance Plan

  • Impact of the Performance Indicators

  • Emphasis on Indicator 13

  • Transition Planning (Begin with the End)

  • Development of goals and objectives

  • Unveiling coordinated activities

  • Indicator 14 – End Result!!!

State performance plan spp
State Performance Plan (SPP)

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 requires each state to develop a six year performance plan that

    • evaluates the state’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA, and

    • illustrates how the state will continuously improve upon this implementation

  • The Texas SPP includes five monitoring priorities and twenty indicators

State performance plan spp1
State Performance Plan (SPP)

  • In alignment with IDEA 2004, the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has identified five monitoring priorities within the SPP: (1) Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; (2) Disproportionality; (3) Child Find; (4) Effective Transition; and (5) General Supervision. The SPP contains 20 indicators associated with these five monitoring priorities:


1. Graduation

2. Dropout

3A-C. Adequate Yearly Progress

4A-B. Suspension/Expulsion

5A-C. Educational Environment, Ages 6-21

6. Educational Environment, Ages 3-5

7A-C. Early Childhood Outcomes

8. Parent Participation

9. Disproportionality in special education program

10. Disproportionality by specific disability

11. Child Find

12. Early Childhood Transition

13. Secondary Transition

14. Post-School Outcomes

15. General Supervision (Monitoring)

16. Complaint Investigation Timeline

17. Hearing Officer Decision Timeline

18. Resolution Sessions

19. Mediation

20. State Reporting


Indicator 13
Indicator 13

  • Percent of youth aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes coordinated, measurable, annual IEP goals and transition services that will reasonably enable the student to meet postsecondary goals.

Measurable post secondary goals
Measurable Post-secondary Goals

  • Based on age appropriate transition assessments.

  • Must be written for training/education, employment, and when appropriate independent living.

Transition supplement
Transition Supplement

  • Instruction

  • Related Services

  • Community Participation

  • Integrated Employment (I - 13)

  • Postsecondary Education/Training (I - 13)

  • Post School Adult Living (I - 13)

  • Daily Living Skills / Transportation

  • Functional Vocational Evaluation

  • Adult Services

Interagency release form and notice of transfer of rights
Interagency Release Form and Notice of Transfer of Rights

  • Interagency Release needs to be completed prior to discussing these options in the ARD.

  • Notice of Transfer of Rights needs to be completed prior to student’s 18th birthday.


  • Address prevocational, vocational, CBVE, and transition competencies.

  • Consider these competencies in the development of IEP goals and objectives.

Annual iep goals
Annual IEP Goals

  • Coordinated, measurable, and annual

  • Contain four critical elements: timeframe, conditions, behavior, and criterion

Ard page 4 transition
ARD Page 4: Transition

  • List specific assessment (drop down menu).

  • List anticipated course of study – 4/6 plan, career cruising, course strand matrix, etc.

Coordinated activities
Coordinated Activities

  • Graduation Supplement

  • Graduation Course Options

  • Assessment Options

  • Assessment Criteria

  • Assessment Samples

    • TAKS

    • TAKS-Modified

  • Planning a Coherent Course of Study

Taks 10 th grade math sample



TAKS 10th Grade Math Sample

Summary of performance
Summary of Performance

  • Summary of student’s academic achievement and functional performance.

  • Assist in the transition from high school to higher education, training and/or employment.

  • Help to establish eligibility for reasonable accommodations and supports in Postsecondary settings.

  • Initial start at 11th grade. Required and complete at 12th grade.

Indicator 14
Indicator 14

  • Percent of youth who had IEPs, are no longer in secondary school and who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of postsecondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school.

Q & A

  • Gerard Cortez, Transition Services Supervisor: 972-581-4181

  • Antony Burwell, Itinerant Teacher: