Q&A: OSEP has recently posted a Q and A document around the topic of secondary transition, including the Summary of Performance.
The final regulations for the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) were published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006, and became effective on October 13, 2006. The law requires that "the public agency provide a summary of academic and functional performance, including recommendations to assist the student in meeting postsecondary goals, for students whose eligibility terminates because of graduation with a regular high school diploma or because of exceeding the age eligibility for FAPE under State law" (§300.305[e]).
AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education. Here are two of their links that relate to the Summary of Performance:
The Learning Disability Association (LDA) is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. Here is their link to information on the Summary of Performance:
Project Forum surveyed all state education agencies and non-state jurisdictions in January of 2008 to collect information on their efforts related to developing and using the Summary of Performance (SOP) for students with disabilities. This link provides access to their final report.
The following is a link explaning how to Complete a Summary of Performance Form
NSTTAC's National Resource Map has links to 37 state Summary of Performance sites. We are actively seeking the links for the missing states (AR, CO, DC, FL, HI, KY, LA, MA, MD, MS, NV, RI, and VT) and U.S. Territories. If you would like to see your state's link or that of another state, simply click here: http://www.nsttac.org/transitionstates/map.aspx
Connecticut Guidance has a useful resource that provides information relative to frequently asked questions relating to the SOP. http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/TopicBrief-SOPFAQ.pdf
North Carolina Guidance (Summary of Performance Document (SOP))
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