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Subject: Transition Services/State Performance Plan/Checklist
Source: Barb Gilpin, Interim Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Superintendents, Special Education Directors, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Counselors, Principals

Date: May 23, 2007

As you know, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized on December 3, 2004, and its provisions became effective on July 1, 2005. In conjunction with the reauthorization, the U. S. Department of Education through the Office of Special Education Programs
(OSEP) required states to develop six-year State Performance Plans (SPP) in December 2005 focusing on twenty indicators, on which data must be submitted annually in Annual Performance Reports. See SELS messages dated April 9, 2007, and December 2, 2005, in the SELS archive under the "General" category for more information on the SPP http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Listserv_Archives.html.

Indicator #13 relates to transition services for students: "Percent of youth aged 16 and above with an individualized education program (IEP) that includes coordinated, measurable, annual IEP goals and transition services that will reasonably enable the student to meet the post-secondary goals."

To help states collect data to meet Indicator 13, the National Secondary Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has developed the NSTTAC I-13 Checklist. The I-13 Checklist was approved by OSEP on September 8, 2006. The NSTTAC I-13 Checklist is offered as an OSEP-approved resource for states to use for data collection or to compare to their current monitoring system. We encourage you to use this checklist as a guide to implementing transition services. The checklist may be accessed at http://www.nsttac.org.

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