NSTTAC Indicator 13 Checklist: Form B (Enhanced for Professional Development)

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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))

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Percent of youth aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes coordinated, measurable, annual IEP goals and transition services that will reasonably enable the child to meet the postsecondary goals. [20 U. S. C. 1416 (a)(3)(B)]

  Post Secondary Skills
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  1. Is there a measurable postsecondary goal or goals in this area?

Y | N

Y | N

Y | N

Can the goal(s) be counted?
Will the goal(s) occur after the student graduates from school?

Based on the information available about this student, does (do) the postsecondary goal(s) seem appropriate for this student?

  • If yes to all three, then circle Y OR if a postsecondary goal(s) is (are) not stated, circle N
  1. Is (are) the postsecondary goal(s) updated annually?

Y | N

Y | N

Y | N | NA

Was (were) the postsecondary goal(s) addressed/ updated in conjunction with the development of the current IEP?
  • If yes, then circle Y OR If the postsecondary goal(s) was (were) not updated with the current IEP, circle N
  1. Is there evidence that the measurable postsecondary goal(s) were based on age appropriate transition assessment?

Y | N

Y | N

Y | N | NA

Is the use of transition assessment(s) for the postsecondary goal(s) mentioned in the IEP or evident in the student’s file?
  • If yes, then circle Y OR if no, then circle N
  1. Are there transition services in the IEP that will reasonably enable the student to meet his or her postsecondary goal(s)?

Y | N

Y | N

Y | N

Is a type of instruction, related service, community experience, or development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills, and provision of a functional vocational evaluation listed in association with meeting the post-secondary goal(s)?
  • If yes, then circle Y OR if no, then circle N
  1. Do the transition services include courses of study that will reasonably enable the student to meet his or her postsecondary goal(s)?

Y | N

Y | N

Y | N

Do the transition services include courses of study that align with the student’s postsecondary goal(s)?
  • If yes, then circle Y OR if no, then circle N
  1. Is (are) there annual IEP goal(s) related to the student’s transition services needs?

Y | N

Y | N

Y | N

Is (are) an annual goal(s) included in the IEP that is/are related to the student’s transition services needs?
  • If yes, then circle Y OR if no, then circle N
  1. Is there evidence that the student was invited to the IEP Team meeting where transition services were discussed?

Y | N

Y | N

Y | N

For the current year, is there documented evidence in the IEP or cumulative folder that the student was invited to attend the IEP Team meeting?
  • If yes, then circle Y OR if no, then circle N
  1. If appropriate, is there evidence that 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? Definition of service coordination.

Y | N | NA

Y | N NA

Y | N | NA

For the current year, is there evidence in the IEP that representatives of any of the following agencies/services were invited to participate in the IEP development including but not limited to: postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation for this post-secondary goal?

Was consent obtained from the parent (or student, for a student the age of majority)?

  • If yes to both, then circle Y
  • If no invitation is evident and a participating agency is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services and there was consent to invite them to the IEP meeting, then circle N
  • If it is too early to determine if the student will need outside agency involvement, or no agency is likely to provide or pay for transition services, circle NA
  • If parent or individual student consent (when appropriate) was not provided, circle NA

Does the IEP meet the requirements of Indicator 13? (Circle one)
Yes (all Ys or NAs for each item [1-8] on the checklist included in the IEP are circled) or No (one or more Ns circled)

This document was produced under U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H326J050004. Marlene Simon-Burroughs served as the project officer. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or polices of the Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service or enterprise mentioned in this publication is intended or should be inferred. This product is public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be: National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (2009) Indicator 13 Training Materials, Charlotte, NC, NSTTAC. 

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