Indicator 13 Tools and Resources
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was reauthorized on December 3, 2004 and its provisions became effective on July 1, 2005. In conjunction with the reauthorization, the U. S. Department of Education through the Office of Special Education Programs required states to develop a six-year State Performance Plan in December of 2005 around 20 indicators, on which data will be submitted annually (beginning February 2007) in Annual Performance Reports.
Current measurement language for 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)]
Indicator 13 Data Verification Rubric (Updated 11/13)The Indicator 13 Data Verification Rubric has been updated to reflect the new requirement for Independent Living in the IEP’s transition plan for students aged 14 ½ and older. In order to give districts ample opportunity to address this requirement for all relevant students, ISBE staff will begin using the rubric for Indicator 13 desk audit scoring beginning with the 2014 – 2015 school year.
Illinois Indicator 13 Checklist (Updated 12/13)The Indicator 13 Checklist has been updated to reflect th new requirement for Independent Living in the IEP transition plan for students aged 14 ½ and older. The updated checklist is effective immediately.
Recommended Consent Form for Agency Invitation to IEP Meetings – Parent
Recommended Consent Form for Agency Invitation to IEP Meetings – Student Who has Reached the Age of MajorityIDEA 2004 requires school districts “to the extent appropriate, with the consent of the parents or a child who has reached the age of majority...the public agency must invite a representative of any participating agency that is likely to be responsible for providing or paying for transition services.” [34CFR §300.321(b)(3)]
In order to support school districts in implementing this requirement, a sample consent form for parents and for students who have reached the age of majority have been developed and are recommended for district use. In concert with the requirement of annual IEP review and update, parent or student consent for the invitation of outside agencies to the IEP meeting should be obtained annually.
- http://nsttac.org/content/web-based-examples-and-nonexamples-sppapr-indicator-13-checklist-overview to access the NSTTAC I-13 checklist linked to training materials or go to www.nsttac.org and select Indicator 13 and then I-13 Examples and Non-Examples. We welcome your feedback on this version of the materials.
Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Resources