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ERIC Number: EJ906610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Transition Outcomes Project: Perceptions of School Personnel Explored through a Multiple Case Study
Finn, Jane E.; Kohler, Paula D.
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v4 n2 p95-107 2010
This qualitative study investigated the perceptions of 8 Local Education Agency (LEA) personnel who implemented the Transition Outcomes Project (TOP) in a midwestern state. These personnel represented 100% of the state LEAs who instigated the pilot of TOP in the participating state. Findings showed that TOP had 3 major positive effects: greater understanding of IDEA's transition requirements, enhancement of student participation in the planning process, and improved interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration. Outcomes consisted of better focused transition meetings, improved perceptions concerning the ability of students with disabilities, more parent participation at meetings, and improved compliance. Results also showed that "best practices" in transition were implemented, including formal and informal assessments, life skills instruction, and staff training on transition components. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; Wisconsin; Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act