Transition Indicators

Indicator 1 - Graduation Rates

Indicator 1: Percent of youth with IEPs graduating from high school with a regular diploma. For current information regarding this indicator please review the APR.

The requirements for obtaining a regular diploma in Wisconsin are the same for students with disabilities and for students without disabilities. A graduate is defined as a student who has met the requirements established by a school board for a prescribed course of study.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Indicator 1

 

Indicator 2 - Drop-Out Rates

Indicator 2: Percent of youth with IEPs dropping out of high school. For current information regarding this indicator please review the APR.

A dropout is defined as a student who was enrolled in school at some time during the previous school year, was not enrolled at the reporting time of the current school year (third Friday in September), has not graduated from high school or completed a state- or district-approved educational program, and does not meet any of the following exclusionary conditions:
transfer to another school district, private school, or state- or district-approved educational program;
temporary absence due to expulsion, suspension, or school-excused illness;
death.

Students who complete the spring semester of the previous school year but are not enrolled by the third Friday in September of the current school year are considered summer dropouts or "no shows." Summer dropouts are not counted as dropouts for the previous year. A dropout would be counted for the current school year if the student is not re-enrolled by the count date of the following school year.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Indicator 2

 

 

Indicator 13 - Postsecondary Transition Planning

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) Application.  All school districts in Wisconsin will learn how to use this online transition planning application 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 - Indicator 13

 

Indicator 14 - Post High School Outcomes

Indicator 14 helps us describe the further education and competitive employment experiences of youth with disabilities as they transition from high school to adult life. Indicator 14 of the State Performance Plan (SPP) requires states report an unduplicated count of the:

“Percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:

A. Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school.
B. Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school.
C. Enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school”

20 USC 1416(a)(3)(B)

Indicator 14 is an unduplicated, hierarchical count of the activities in which youth are engaged one year after exiting their postsecondary education placement. Data for this indicator will be collected through the Indicator 14 Post School Outcomes Survey.

 - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Indicator 14 and Transition Incentive Grant Information