Policy to Practice
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.
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.