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ERIC Number: EJ1014185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Triangulated IEP Transition Goals: Developing Relevant and Genuine Annual Goals
Peterson, Lori Y.; Burden, Jon Paul; Sedaghat, Jennifer M.; Gothberg, June E.; Kohler, Paula D.; Coyle, Jennifer L.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n6 p46-57 Jul-Aug 2013
Special education professionals are charged to develop relevant, compliant, and legally defensible IEPs for transition-age students with disabilities. This charge is intensified as educators strive to provide plans that will genuinely prepare students for postsecondary education, employment, and independent living. This manuscript demonstrates how annual goals align with postsecondary goals through triangulation of (a) linking transition and academic assessments, (b) embedding industry and content standards related to postsecondary goals, and (c) conducting skill and knowledge gap analyses. This process ensures educators that annual goals are genuine and relevant to postsecondary goals, legally defensible, and meet the standards of compliance. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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