What is Indicator 13?
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is monitored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Office of Special Education Programs uses 20 performance indicators to measure states' performance. Of those measurable indicators, Indicator #13 is most relevant to transition, specifically transition goals for students age 16 and over.
Indicator 13: Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals that are annually updated and based upon an age appropriate transition assessment, transition services, including courses of study, that will reasonably enable the student to meet those postsecondary goals, and annual IEP goals related to the student's transition services needs. There also must be evidence that the student was invited to the IEP team meeting where transition services are to be discussed and evidence that, if appropriate, a representative of any participating agency was invited to the IEP team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority.
Remember that in Wisconsin, state statute dictates that transition planning be completed for students with disabilities beginning at age 14, or earlier if appropriate.
To assist educators in writing transition plans that meet the requirements of Indicator 13, the WI Department of Public Instruction has created the Postsecondary Transition Planning (PTP) System. During the 2012-13 school year, all school districts in Wisconsin will learn how to use this online transition planning system and will use it to complete the transition plans for students with disabilities.
For complete information on the PTP and Indicator 13, click on the DPI link below.
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction