A clarification regarding requirements for the Summary of Performance document:

"(2) The evaluation described in paragraph (e)(1) of this section is not required before the termination of a child's eligibility under this part due to graduation from secondary school with a regular diploma, or due to exceeding the age eligibility for FAPE under State law. (3) For a child whose eligibility terminates under circumstances described in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, a public agency must provide the child with a summary of the child's academic achievement and functional performance, which shall include recommendations on how to assist the child in meeting the child's postsecondary goals" (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1414(c) § 300.305, page 46786).

The comments shared during the webinar on the Summary of Performance (SOP) document on March 31, 2021 regarding its use with students who dropout was focused on the intent of the document to capture information that might be helpful to a student in his/her postsecondary settings and its use as student-focused format for any student exiting school. The comments were not focused on legal requirements for SOP use. Please continue to communicate questions and suggestions on this topic with your State Education Agency, the Monitoring division of OSEP, the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, the IDEA Partnership's Community of Practice on Transition, or the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities. Resources are available at www.sharedwork.org, www.nsttac.org, www.ndpc-sd.org, and www.ed.gov. 

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