Transition planning focused on the student, for the student and with the student
Student-Focused Planning includes practices that use assessment information, student self-determination, and student postsecondary goals to develop individual educational plans (IEPs). The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) includes student-focused planning as one of the five primary practices in transition programming with the following sub-practices:
- IEP Development
- Planning Strategies
- Student Participation
(Kohler, et al., 2016; Test, et al., 2010; Test, et al., 2009).
This section contains the following list of pages where you can learn more about the area of student-focused planning:
- IEP Guide for Students: Navigating Your IEP
- Person-Centered Planning (PCP)
- Self-Advocacy & Self-Determination
- STAR PCP
- Summary of Performance
- Transition Assessment
Kohler, P. D., Gothberg, J. E., Fowler, C., and Coyle, J. (2016). Taxonomy for transition programming 2.0: A model for planning, organizing, and evaluating transition education, services, and programs. Western Michigan University. Retrieved from https://transitionta.org/sites/ default/files/Tax_Trans_Prog_0.pdf
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. Retrieved from http://cde.sagepub.com/content/32/2/115.
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. Retrieved from https://transitionta.org/system/files/effectivepractices/ EBPP_Exec_Summary_2016_12_13_16.pdf.