State Systemic Improvement Plan

State-Systemic-Improvement-Plan.jpgState Systemic Improvement Plan: Increasing Graduation Rates and Decreasing Dropout Rates of Students with Disabilities

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 requires states to develop a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). In collaboration with multiple stakeholders, Pennsylvania selected increasing the graduation rate for students with disabilities as its focus. The BSE identified seven coherent improvement strategies that lead to higher graduation rates.

The BSE is partnering with a number of Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to implement its SSIP. High quality training and technical assistance is being offered to schools through this partnership and lessons learned are being shared with all LEAs in the commonwealth. BSE is also collaborating with the federally funded Community Parent Resource Center, Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales (HUNE). Community and mentoring materials and resources developed through this partnership are being shared with other organizations.

Featured Videos / Presentations

Students Voices: Are you On-Track to Graduate?
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=student_voices_are_you_on_track_to_grad

Student Voices: HUNE Youth Program
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=students_voices_hune_youth_program

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Graduation Rates and Decrease Dropout Rates for Students with Disabilities in Pennsylvania
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=implementing_evidence-based_practices_to

Pennsylvania’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) to Increase the Graduation Rate of Students with Disabilities
http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=pennsylvanias_state_systemic_improvemen