Web-based Examples and Nonexamples for SPP/APR Indicator 13 Checklist: Overview

Using this resource: The document walks through the 8 items of the Indicator 13 Checklist for 14 different students (ages 14 – 21). NSTTAC staff have also developed "case study" descriptions of each of the 14 students regarding their gender, age, educational experiences, category for receiving services under IDEA, and other relevant information.

Click on "the document" anywhere on this page.

Click on any blue text on the first page of the training materials (organized like the Indicator 13 Checklist Form B) to retrieve a definition of the term.

Click on any student's name to view a case study for the individual student and subsequent examples/ non-examples provided in the order of the 8 items on the Indicator 13 Checklist Form B.


Students with specific learning disabilities: Allison, Jason, John

Student with autism: Alex

Student with emotional behavioral disorder: Jamarreo

Students with intellectual disabilities: Jeremy, Jodi, Lissette, Paulo, Stephanie

Students with severe, complex disabilities: David, Kevin, Rolanda

Purpose: The subsequent "Examples and Nonexamples" are intended as a training resource for state and district personnel responsible for (a) collecting data for the Part B Annual Performance Report Indicator 13 and (b) improving performance of districts on Indicator 13. The document is also intended as a resource for practitioners as they develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The examples are intended to guide personnel in developing IEPs that adequately meet the requirements of Indicator 13: "Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals that are annually updated and based upon an age appropriate transition assessment, transition services, including courses of study, that will reasonably enable the student to meet those postsecondary goals, and annual IEP goals related to the student's transition services needs. There also must be evidence that the student was invited to the IEP Team meeting where transition services are to be discussed and evidence that, if appropriate, a representative of any participating agency was invited to the IEP Team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority." [20 U. S. C. 1416 (a)(3)(B)]. The nonexamples are intended to illustrate components of the IEP that do not meet the minimum requirements of this Indicator.

Background: The document has been developed primarily by NSTTAC staff and is based on the requirements of IDEA 2004 and its 2006 regulations, as well as knowledge of accepted best practice. The document reflects questions and input on Indicator 13 from practitioners and other TA providers in the area of secondary transition, including members of NSTTAC's expert panels and advisory board, as well as state and local secondary transition service providers through informal feedback (e.g., after presentations on Indicator 13).

This document was originally approved by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) on August 13, 2020 and the current training materials were posted as a draft in October, 2009. 

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The information provided is excellent. However, since it's redesign last year, I find the Indicator 13 site more difficult to navigate. Two specific concerns. First, when I click on I-13 Examples and Non-examples, I would expect it to take me directly to "the document". Instead it's like clicking on a 'secret word' to get to the resource. Second, resources should be listed first on the side menu with SPP/APR reports following. It appears that the menu is alphabetical, but I go to this site for resources. While I'm interested in the reports, they are not my primary need. It would even help if the "reports" menu was collapsed.

Thank you for your suggestions, Sharon. Let's see what we can do to reflect your ideas. This should make the resources more useful for most her visit our site. Thank you.

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