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 Secondary Transition, Transition and Indicator 13

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)]

 What's New (7/5/16)

  • The annual Statewide Transition Conference for transition-aged youth and young adults with disabilities, their family members and teachers, vocational professionals, caregivers, health care professionals, college students pursuing careers in special education, and community advocates will be held at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, Ill., from Oct. 27-28, 2016.

    You are encouraged to register early and pay online with a credit card to ensure your full participation. This conference is open to the first 500 individuals who register or until Sept. 23, 2016, whichever comes first!

    The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition,” invites participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of independent living, education and training, employment, community integration, health care, and self-advocacy.

    Conference sessions will be organized along four tracks: Education, Employment, Community, and Health Care.

    Thursday, Oct. 27, features a variety of multi-choice break-out sessions throughout the day. The conference concludes Friday, Oct. 28, with multi-choice plenary sessions and break-out sessions in the morning. The conference ends at 1 p.m.

 Indicator 13 Forms (2/23/16)

  • Illinois State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 13 - ISBE Scoring Rubric pdf format  (37-40) (2/16)

    The ISBE Scoring Rubric has been revised to assist districts in collecting data to assist in meeting Indicator 13 of the Part B State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report, as required by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.  ISBE has adapted the rubric from the NSTTAC Indicator 13 checklist prepared by the national Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC), September 13, 2006. 

  • Recommended Consent Forms for Agency Invitation to IEP Meetings

    IDEA 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.
  • Parent
  • English Version pdf format
  • Spanish Version pdf format
  • Student Who has Reached the Age of Majority
  • English Version pdf format
  • Spanish Version pdf format
  • Combined Parent and/or Student Who has Reached the Age of Majority 
  • English Version(34-57L) pdf format (8/15)
  • Spanish Version pdf format (10/15)
  • ISBE Evidence of Correction pdf format (12/14)

    The Indicator 13 Evidence of Correction form is a guidance document to help districts on how to correct their areas of non-compliance. The guidance document provides what steps are necessary to correct those areas.

  • Illinois Indicator 13 Checklist (37-41) pdf format (2/16)

    The Indicator 13 Checklist has been updated to align with the revised ISBE Scoring Rubric and Harrisburg’s data collection. 

  • SPP Indicator 13 Summary pdf format (7/15)

    This document provides some helpful tips on meeting compliance for Indicator 13. It can be used to provide guidance to those who write transition plans for students. This can also be a tool that is used during the IEP to help discuss transition with the parents.

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 Resources (2/24/16)

  • Secondary Transition and SPP Indicator 13 Requirements Webinar

    The Secondary Transition and SPP Indicator 13 Requirements webinar provides an overview of the IDEA transition planning requirements and detailed information about findings of noncompliance, the data verification audit and more. The accompanying PowerPoint presentation includes the webinar narrative and hyperlinks to tools and resources to support the development of IEP/transition plans that meet the Indicator 13 requirements.

  • National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) Webinars — Recent and Archived

    To assist states and local school districts with professional development efforts in the area of secondary transition, NTACT has provided webinars that are available at http://www.transitionta.org/newseventson Indicator 13. Additionally, NTACT provides evidence based practices that are available at http://www.transitionta.org/evidencepractices

  • NTACT Web-based Examples and Non-Examples for SPP/APR Indicator 13

    The NTACT-developed training materials (examples and non-examples) for Indicator 13 are now available as a web-based document. Please visit http://www.transitionta.org/transitionplanning to access the NTACT I-13 checklist linked to training materials. The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) developed an Indicator Checklist, in consultation with the OSEP in 2006 and updated it in 2009 and 2012. This checklist is not required, but offers states and districts an OSEP-approved resource for data collection and use.

  • NTACT Evidence Based Secondary Transition Practices

    The http://www.transitionta.org/effectivepracticesweb page provides access to evidence based practices in the following areas of secondary transition:
  • Student-Focused Planning – IEP development, student participation in planning, and planning strategies
  • Student Development – strategies in the areas of skills instruction, career and vocational curricula, structured work experience, assessment, and support services
  • Program Structure – practices in program philosophy, policy and evaluation, strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resource development
  • Health and the Transition to Adulthood: Building the Foundation for Success

    The Integrated Services Committee of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and UIC Specialized Care for Children presented a webinar for parents and families on incorporating health goals into IEPs and transition plans. The recording of this webinar is available here. The resources and tools mentioned in this webinar are available here.

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Summary of Performance: Supporting Students’ Post-School Success PDF format

    This PowerPoint presentation provides the legal basis for development of the SOP and also provides practical information about the development and use of this tool to promote successful post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Viewers can access the slide “notes” by hovering over the icon in the upper left-hand corner on the relevant pages.

  • New "Soft Skills" Curriculum for Youth Released by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

    ODEP has unveiled a new curriculum designed to strengthen the professionalism and interpersonal skills of young people preparing to enter the workforce. Titled "Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," this creative and universally designed program features a series of interactive, hands-on activities that educators and youth service professionals can use with youth both with and without disabilities. The curriculum is available in both English and Spanish.

  • Determining Educational Environment Coding for Students with Disabilities Participating in DRS Secondary Transitional Experience Programs (STEP) - Revision Coming Soon!

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 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Indicator 13 Checklist FAQ

    These Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NSTTAC developed Indicator 13 Checklist with responses may help you as you consider the I-13 Checklist, available at www.nsttac.org. These responses were reviewed and accepted by OSEP on November 16th, 2006. An update is anticipated shortly.
  • Indicator 14 - Tools and Resources for Collecting and Using Post-School Outcome Data

    Including: district cycle, suggestions for post-school outcomes (Ind. 14) data collection, sample district letter to former student, post-school survey interview questions and interviewer script, strategies for increasing response rates and advise from the field.

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The information listed below is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we acknowledge that this information, though beneficial, may be outdated.

  • Transition Practices Self-Assessment pdf format
    The Transition Practices Self-Assessment (TPSA) has been designed to support and assist school districts in determining their current practices and setting priorities for collaborative planning of new and/or evolved transition practices and services by using the self-assessment data to engage in action planning and appending the district improvement plan.
  • TOTAL: Transition Outreach for Adult Living Training Videos
    The TOTAL Project training modules provide a wealth of information and resources on issues critical to transition planning and successful adult life outcomes for students who have disabilities.  Each of the nine modules includes access to videos, the power point slides, and a multitude of tools and resources.

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