Secondary Transition

Effective Practices for Secondary Transition

  • August 13th, 2012
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In response to the accountability requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA), Part B State Performance Plans (SPP), the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and Intermediate Unit Transition Consultants will be providing local education agencies (LEAs) targeted, sustained professional development regarding effective secondary transition practices that will reasonably enable students to meet post-secondary outcomes (Aligning Indicators 1,2, 13 and 14).

LEAs throughout Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to participate in several training protocols that will enhance their ability to provide effective programs and supports for students transitioning from high school to adult life.
These training efforts include:

  • Successful Practices in Secondary Transition for Continuous Improvement (SPSTCI)
  • Indicator 13 – Ensuring Success and Compliance in Secondary Transition
  • Focused Monitoring

LEAs will be notified annually of the current year’s cohort assignments.

Required of each Successful Practices in Secondary Transition for Continuous Improvement (SPSTCI) targeted LEA is the development and implementation of a training plan, supported by PaTTAN and the LEA’s Intermediate Unit (IU). When assigned to this training protcol, the LEA is expected to assemble a team responsible for planning at the local level. The team should consist of the following: special education directors, building principal, transition coordinators, special education teachers, speech language therapists and guidance counselors. It is encouraged that the team also include: general education teachers, school psychologists and other educational staff involved in secondary programing.

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