Policy to Practice

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The putting into practice of legislation is monitored by the federal government through state plans and reports that measure implementation using a number of specific indicators.

For Transition, Indicator 13 outlines the compliance requirements for a Transition IEP. For in depth instruction on Indicator 13 complete the online tutorial Transition IEP: A Self-guided Tutorial on What You Need to Know to Write Quality, Compliant Transition IEPs.

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While legislation provides the definition and requirements for transition, local school districts are charged with creating and implementing effective transition planning and programming. Effective transition planning is a multi-year process, and leads students to better postschool outcomes, such as employment, education/training and/or community participation.