Summary of Student Performance
Transition Planning Form
Guidance for Implementing IDEA 2004
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2009-1: Transition Planning to Begin at Age 14
Administrative Advisory SPED 2011-1: Age of Majority
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2013-1: Postsecondary Goals and Annual IEP Goals in the Transition Planning Process
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-4: Transition Assessment in the Secondary Transition Planning Process
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2016-2: Promoting Student Self-Determination to Improve Student Outcomes
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2017-1: Characteristics of High Quality Secondary Transition Services
Administrative Advisory SPED 2018-2: Secondary Transition Services and Graduation with a High School Diploma
Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2020-1: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)
Secondary Transition Basics for School Professionals, February 2021 Presentation
Secondary Transition Basics for School Professionals, February 2021 Recording
Module Three: Transition From Adolescence Into Adulthood in Massachusetts
Module Four: The Transition Planning Process
Connecting ActivitiesConnecting Activities is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education initiative that leverages a statewide infrastructure to support college and career readiness for all students.
DESE Office of College and Career Readiness
DESE Office of Tiered System of Supports
Massachusetts Definition of College and Career Readiness and Civic PreparationThis definition, approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, sets out what it means for students to be prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workplace.
MA Guide for Implementing Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)This resource provides guidance for the implementation and use of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) as a student-directed college and career planning tool.
MA Work-Based Learning PlanThe Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) is used throughout Massachusetts to structure youth employment placements, including summer jobs, internships, cooperative education placements and more. It is a four-page document (or four screens if you use the online version) that provides a job description, a list and description of key foundation skills and career and workplace-specific skills, and a performance evaluation.
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