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ERIC Number: EJ953805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
The Effects of Using the Transition Planning Inventory and a Structured IEP Process as a Transition Planning Intervention on IEP Meeting Outcomes
Rehfeldt, Jason D.; Clark, Gary M.; Lee, Steven W.
Remedial and Special Education, v33 n1 p48-58 Jan-Feb 2012
This study examined two areas. First, the authors looked at whether secondary individualized education program (IEP) teams who used the "Transition Planning Inventory" (TPI) in conjunction with a structured IEP meeting that based discussions and decisions on TPI data as a planning intervention generated significantly more transition-related IEP goals. Second, the authors examined (a) whether parents reported after IEP meetings that they felt they had been heard and valued in their structured IEP process and (b) if all legally required transition-related IEP components had been discussed. From a convenience sample of three high schools in one large Midwestern suburban special education cooperative, 56 students and their families were randomly assigned to a control or an experimental (TPI and structured IEP process) group. Results indicated significantly more transition-related goals for the experimental group. In addition, parents of students in the experimental group were likely to report more satisfaction with the IEP process. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004