ERIC Number: EJ793336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 33
The Summary of Performance as Transition "Passport" to Employment and Independent Living
Kochhar-Bryant, Carol A.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v32 n3 p160-170 2007
Individuals with moderate to significant disabilities experience the most serious challenges in accessing employment and independent living when they exit high school. Therefore, the process of transition assessment conducted in school should be structured to provide relevant information for adult service providers and employers. For individuals with employment and independent living as their postsecondary goals, the Summary of [academic and functional] Performance (SOP) required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) can serve as a powerful "passport" that promotes access, accommodation, and self-determination upon exit from school. This article discusses the value and structure of the SOP for individuals with employment and independent postsecondary goals. It provides an example SOP for a student that demonstrates the relevance of formal and informal data as the student makes the transition from high school to employment.
Descriptors: Employment, Transitional Programs, Independent Living, Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Employment Opportunities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Postsecondary Education, Goal Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act