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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

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

    This checklist is a one page tool that can be used as a vehicle to capture Indicator 13 data after the IEP meeting for entry to FACTS (Funding and Child Tracking System).  The FACTS document is NOT the same as the Indicator 13 rubric that is used in the evaluations of transition plans.

  • 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. Districts and cooperatives may use the rubric for staff training and self-assessment purposes.

  • 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 (7/16)
  • 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.

  • 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 (9/30/16)

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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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