Secondary Transition

Step Two: Describe The Student’s Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP), Embedding Assessment Data

  • May 14th, 2011
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Present levels of academic achievement refer to a student’s performance in his or her current educational program within the general education curriculum including reading, writing, math, and the content areas. Functional performance relates to activities of daily living, such as hygiene, dressing, social/behavioral skills, basic consumer skills, ability to access public transportation, community-based instruction, etc.

Present Levels:

  • Include statements of academic and functional skills as they relate to post-secondary goals
  • Are measurable and observable
  • Describe effect of the student’s disability on performance
  • Identify student strengths and prioritize needs
  • Provide the baseline for development of annual goals
  • Guide development of other areas of the IEP
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