Student-focused planning practices use assessment information, student self-determination, and student postsecondary goals to develop Individual Educational Plans (IEPs).
The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center has identified three evidence-based practices in student-focused planning. They are
(Test, Fowler, Kohler, & Kortering, 2010; Test, Fowler, Richter, White, Mazzotti, Walker, Kohler, & Kortering, 2009).
Resources related to these evidence-based practices include
Standing Up for Me
This Florida curriculum for teaching students with disabilities to actively participate in their IEP has been revised and will be available soon from Project 10 and the BEESS Resource and Information Center.
Navigating tour IEP: Are you on the
right track towards your future?
A guide for youth who want to take a leadership role in the IEP process developed by the Florida Youth Council. (Large pdf file, 19.43 MB, requires a large amount of virtual memory.)
Whose Future is it Anyway?
A student-directed transition planning curriculum for helping students to become more involved in the IEP planning process.
Check and Connect
A structured intervention model that pairs students at risk for dropping out mentors who address each student’s individual needs to help them complete school
The Self-Advocacy Strategy
A five-step motivation and self-determination strategy for preparing students to participate in education or transition planning conferences using the acronym “I PLAN.”
The Self-Directed IEP
A multimedia lesson packing including a teacher’s manual, student workbook, and two videos for teaching an 11-step process for students who want to lead their IEP meetings.
Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination
Project 10 webpage containing additional resources related to self-advocacy and self-determination.
Test, D.W., Fowler, C.H., Richter, S.M., White, J., Mazzotti, V., Walker, A.R., Kohler, P., & Kortering, L. (2009, August). Evidence-based practices in secondary transition. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 32, 115-128. Available at http://www.nsttac.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdf/pdf/ebps/ExecsummaryPPs.pdf
Test, D.W., Fowler, C., Kohler, P., & Kortering, L. (2010, August). Evidence-based practices and predictors in secondary transition: What we know and what we need to know, Executive Summary. (Revised). Charlotte, NC: National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center. Available at http://www.nsttac.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdf/pdf/ebps/ExecsummaryPPs.pdf
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