Mission Impossible? No Way! The New IEP and Summary of Performance (SoP) Karen Goehl Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Matt Johnson Effective and Compliant IEP Resource Center Blumberg Center Summary of Performance is Required by IDEA 2004 “A public agency must provide the child with a summary of the child’s academic achievement and functional performance, which shall include recommendations on how to assist the child in meeting the child’s post secondary goals.” Federal Register Vol.71 No. 156 300.305(e)(3) Who needs a Summary of Performance (SoP)? The LEA must provide an SoP to a student who will no longer be eligible for special education programs and services as a result of: • Graduating with a high school diploma • Leaving high school with a certificate of completion • Exceeding the age of eligibility for special education related services When is the SoP developed? • The SoP should be completed during the final year of the student’s education, however the process may begin at any time. • While there is no standard time frame for developing the SoP, the process should begin early enough so that the student, parents, and the LEA have a reasonable amount of time to determine what needs to be included in the SoP. • The process also should be started early enough to determine when the SoP should be available for the student to use. Who Completes the SoP? • The LEA is responsible for providing the SoP to the student. • Ideally, the SoP is completed collaboratively with the student, parents, school personnel, and anyone else who may be appropriate. • Input from a variety of perspectives will ensure that effective recommendations are developed that will help the student in reaching his/her postsecondary goals. What are the Basic Components of the SoP? • Demographic Information about the Student • Postsecondary Goals • Summary of Academic Achievement • Summary of Functional Performance • Recommendations to Assist the Student in Meeting Postsecondary goals SoP Key Points • The Summary of Performance is a requirement of IDEA and Indiana’s Article 7. • The student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) documents much of the same information that can be included in the student’s SoP. • The SoP should be finalized at the end of the student’s academic career but started early enough to be a meaningful tool for the student. • Participation of the student in developing the SoP has a great impact on the student’s ability to achieve his/her postsecondary goals. SoP Adoption Process • New form approved by DOE legal department • Change Request submitted to IIEP stakeholder committee – Committee looks at possible changes to IEP program required for the creation of the new SoP form in IIEP – Once the form is approved then the changes to IIEP will begin and the form added to the system Transition and IIEP • The transition process is modeled after the ISTART7 design • All of the transition requirements are embedded in the IEP • The age or grade level of a student will initiate the transition prompts throughout the system • Users may manually select the transition components as well Transition and IIEP • For the most part the transition process stays the same with few changes. • Looking through IIEP will best highlight the new components. • Let us take a look!