Posted: Fri, 02/24/2012 - 2:18pm Updated: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 1:19pm

Definitions

Federal

The number 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 service 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.

Indiana

The number of youth with IEPs aged 14 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 service 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).

Measurement

Indiana is on a three year rotation for monitoring. Year One is the self-monitoring period where Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are expected to monitor their own IEPs for compliance with Indicator 13. Year Two is a proactive period where LEAs receive information from the Indiana State Transition Resource Center about how compliant they are with Indicator 13. Year Three is the federal period where LEAs are officially monitored to determine the percentage of compliance they are in. Each LEA has 3% of their IEPs who meet Indiana’s definition for Indicator 13 this equates to a minimum of 3 IEPs pulled or a maximum of 10.

Total IEPs pulled per LEA ÷ Total IEPs found out of compliance = percentage of compliance for Indicator 13

The target for Indicator 13 is 100%.

Federal Monitoring Timelines

  • Data: IEP Evaluation, collected during the summer
  • Verification: If necessary, the IDOE may verify data with the LEA in October.
  • Findings of Noncompliance: Issued in November
  • Corrective Action Plan: Due approximately 60 days after findings are issued. Additionally, all evaluated IEPs that have been found to be out of compliance must be corrected within 60 days.

Information and Guidance

Indiana Resource Network

The following Resource Centers provide assistance and information with areas that affect Indicator 13: