Self-Assessment Webcast Section 3A: Conducting the Self-Assessment: Evaluating Post-Secondary Transition (SPP Indicator 13)
Using the Transition Record Review Checklist • PI-SA-RRC-TRAN-001 • Nine Items
T-1: Student Invited to IEP Meeting Yes= The Student was invited to the IEP meeting if the purpose of the IEP meeting was to consider transition services.
T-2: Measurable Postsecondary Goal(s) Yes= There is a measurablepostsecondary goal that covers (1) education or training, (2) employment, and when appropriate, (3) independent living.
T-2: Measurable Postsecondary Goal(s) • Measurable = Countable • A future reader of the goal, considering the student’s progress, could say with confidence, “the goal has been met,” or, “the goal has not been met.”
T-2: Measurable Postsecondary Goal(s) • While the words “after high school” or “after graduation” need not be present, the language of the goal must make clear the activity will take place after high school or after graduation.
T-2: Measurable Postsecondary Goal(s) • There must be a minimum of one goal in the area of education or training. • There must be a minimum of one goal in the area of employment. • A single goal statement may encompass both a training or education goal, and an employment goal.
T-3: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Yes= • The Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment box is checked “yes” on the IEP, OR • There is other evidence an age appropriate transition assessment was conducted.
T-4: Transition Services Yes= There are transition services in the IEP that focus on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student to facilitate their movement from school to post-school.
T-4: Transition Services • For each postsecondary goal there must be at least one transition service associated with meeting the postsecondary goal. • A single transition service associated with all postsecondary goals satisfies the compliance standard.
T-5: Coordination with Other Agencies Guiding Question #1: Are there transition services listed on the IEP that are likely to be provided or paid for by outside agencies during the term of the current IEP? If yes, continue with Guiding Question #2. If no, check “NA” on the recording form and move on to item T-6.
T-5: Coordination with Other Agencies Guiding Question #2: Was parent or child consent to invite outside agencies obtained? If yes, continue with guiding question #3. If the parent or child refused consent; or there is documentation of three good faith, but unsuccessful attempts to obtain parent or child consent, check “NA” on the recording form and move on to item T-6.
T-5: Coordination with Other Agencies Guiding Question #3: Were outside agencies invited to the students IEP meeting to discuss transition. If yes, check the “yes” box. If no, check the “no” box.
T-6: Course of Study Yes= The transition services include a course of study that focuses on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student to facilitate their movement from school to post-school.
T-6: Course of Study • The overall course of study must align with postsecondary goals. • A direct one-to-one relationship between particular classes and each postsecondary goal is not required.
T-7: Annual IEP Goals Yes= There is an annual IEP goal, or goals, that will reasonably help the student meet his or her postsecondary goal(s).
T-7: Annual IEP Goals • For each postsecondary goal there must be at least one annual goal or short-term objective that will help the student make progress towards the stated postsecondary goal. • A single annual goal or short-term objective that helps the student make progress in all of the postsecondary goals satisfies the compliance standard.
T-7: Annual IEP Goals • Assessing the “link” between annual goals and postsecondary goals should be approached holistically and guided by “reasonableness.” • Whether the annual goal meets the compliance standard for annual goals is not relevant.
T-8: Indicator 13 Yes= The answer for items T-1 through T-7 is “YES” or “NA”.
T-9: Student Preferences NA= The student is listed as a participant at the IEP meeting held to discuss transition services. Yes= The student is not listed as a participant in the meeting, but steps taken to ensure the student’s preferences and interests were considered are documented.