SMART Transition Planning Presentation

Report
SMART Transition
Planning for Students
Tracy Elger, CESA 2
Pam Jenson, TIG
Agenda
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What is a Transition Plan
The SMART Process
Wisconsin Data on Transition
Steps of the PTP for SMART Planning
Data to Determine College and Career
Readiness
Transition Plans
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Grounded in the IEP
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PTP
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In the past…I-8…Transition Plan within the IEP
Present…Postsecondary Transition Plan…in
place of the I-8…Live within the IEP
PTP=Transition Plan
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Are your student’s transition plans SMART?
SMART Process
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S=Strategic and Specific-Transition Assessment
M=Measurable-Measurable Post School Goals
A=Attainable-Transition Services/Course of
study
R=Results Based-Monitoring Progress of
Transition
T=Timebound-Attainable at each Individual
Student’s Graduation
Why Do We Need a SMART
Process for Transition Planning
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Students with Disabilities Graduation Rates
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Students with Disabilities in the Workforce
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Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
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Students with Disabilities in Independent
Living
Dropout Rates
WISEDASH
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WISEDASH-DEWS
How Could You Use DEWS
with SwD?
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Print out the student profile
Examine the DEWS Outcome Score; check to
see if any of the sub scores are in the Moderate
to High level
Supplement with more recent, local data
Be sure that the DEWS Outcome Data is current
Record information in the Present Levels section
of the IEP
Create Transition Plan to address warning signs
Steps of the PTP for SMART
Planning
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Inviting/engaging the student
Providing an age appropriate transition
assessment
Writing Measurable Post Secondary Goals
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Education/Training
Employment-through WI Career Clusters/Pathways
Independent Living
Annual Goals
The Numbers –Data from the
2013 Survey
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Although the numbers on the previous slide
look good, the reality still is…
48% Students are competitively employed
42% Students are attending higher education
25% Students are living independently
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The need…
Every Student a Graduate: College and
Career Ready!
The Pressure
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We must educate the whole child
We must attend the child’s daily needs
We must prepare the child for their possible
future
We must meet the needs of all children
We must meet the needs of multiple
stakeholders with differing expectations
We must be accountable
The Handbook for SMART School Teams
Steps of the PTP for SMART
Planning cont.
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Designing well planned Transition
Activities/Services
Determining a Course of study and 4 year
plan
Including outside agencies
Giving students their rights once they are age
of majority
Selecting your SMART
Transition Team
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Principal
Special Education Director
Special Education Teachers
General Education Teacher
Guidance Counselor/School Psych
Para Professional (if appropriate)
Parents
Student
Transition Assessments
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A Transition Assessment is needed to complete a
PTP
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Quality Assessments are needed for individualized
success
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Choosing the right assessment to match your
students needs is key.
Transition Goals
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Goals in the IEP must be linked to the
student’s transition needs
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Goals must be SMART to allow the student to
grow in college and career readiness
Course of Study/4 Year Plan
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When is a 4 year plan written?
How does a 4 year plan translate to a course
of study in the PTP?
How do you link the course of study to the
student’s transition goal?
How do you monitor a students course of
study?
Data to Determine College and
Career Readiness
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What data should we be looking at?
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Where do special education teachers get the
data?
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Other Ideas?
Predictors of Post School
Success
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Career Awareness
Occupational Courses
Vocational Education
Work Study
Paid Employment/Work Experience
Test Preparation/Accommodations
Inclusion in General Education
Program of Study
Predictors of Post School
Success
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Self Advocacy/Self Determination
Independent Living Skills
Social Skills
Community Experiences
Family Engagement
Student Support
Interagency Collaboration
Transition Programming
How Can Your School Become
a SMART Transition School
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Make it a priority that every student is college
and career ready.
Understand transition and it’s purpose. It is
not the goal for every student just to
graduate, but to prepare them for life after
high school.
Questions

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