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2005 National Leadership Summit Findings & Outcomes: State Priorities and Needs for Assistance (2005)
Priority issues that emerged from states in attendance at the National Leadership Summit 2005 in Washington, DC.
A National Study
on Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Youth with Disabilities
This Topical Report examines the results of a national study on
the status of state high school graduation policies and diploma
options for youth with disabilities. The study focused on state
policies in relation to their intended benefits as well as possible
unintended consequences for youth with disabilities. The study addresses
issues concerning high school exit exams as well as single, multiple,
and alternative diploma options. Available in PDF format (48 pages,
Key Provisions on
Transition: IDEA 1997 Compared to H.R. 1350 (IDEA 2004) (December
On December 3, 2004, President George W. Bush signed
H.R. 1350 (IDEA 2004) into law. This document identifies the major
changes between IDEA 1997 and H.R. 1350 (IDEA 2004) concerning
Facing the Future of Secondary Education and Transition Services
for Youth with Disabilities in the United States (January
The "Discussion Paper" is an evolving document that NCSET shares to
promote discussion among professionals, policymakers, employers, parents, and
individuals with disabilities concerning current and future challenges facing
secondary education and transition services nationally.
2003 National Leadership
Summit Findings & Outcomes: State Priorities and Need for
Priority issues that emerged from states in attendance at the National Leadership
Summit 2003 in Washington, DC.
Influencing the Future of Transition Programs and Services
in the United States (2000)
This monograph, developed by the National Transition Network at the Institute
on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, is a collection of articles
by leading researchers in secondary special education and transition services
for students with disabilities.
of Past Teleconferences
All of NCSET's national teleconference call presentations are transcribed and
made available in full-text on the Web as online documents and PDFs.
of Past Institutes
All of NCSET's capacity building institutes are summarized
in proceedings documents and made available on the Web
- Archive of Publications
of the National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities
The National Transition Alliance for Youth with
Disabilities (NTA) was jointly funded from 1995-2001 by the
U.S. Departments of Education and Labor to promote the transition
of youth with disabilities. Available NTA publications
include the School to Work Sustainability Toolkit, NTA
Resource Bulletins, Employer Toolkit, and Including
Youth with Disabilities in Education Reform.
Other National Publications
Diploma Options, Graduation Requirements, and Exit Exams for Youth with Disabilities: 2011 National Study (Technical Report 62) (2012) is the fifth in a series on state graduation policies and diploma options conducted by the National Center on Educational Outcomes.
National Standards & Quality Indicators: Transition Toolkit for Systems Improvement (2005)
This document, from the National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET), contains information and tools to provide a common and shared framework to help school systems and communities identify what youth need in order to achieve successful participation in postsecondary education and training, civic engagement, meaningful employment, and adult life.
Transition Coordinators at the State Level
This issue of the Quick Turn Around (QTA) Newsletter from the National
Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) summarizes
information from 41 states on the roles and responsibilities of
state-level personnel who address issues related to secondary transition.
Available in PDF format (276 kb, 5 pages).
Report on Special Education: Federal Actions Can Assist States
in Improving Postsecondary Outcomes for Youth (July
This report from the US General Accounting Office (GAO) examines
(1) the proportion of IDEA students completing high school with
a diploma or alternative credentials, and their postsecondary status;
(2) the transition problems being reported and state and local
actions to address them; and (3) the types of transition services
provided by the vocational rehabilitation, the Workforce Investment
Act youth, and the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency programs,
and the factors affecting participation of IDEA youth. Available
in PDF format (66 pages).
The P.R.O. Filer Personal Portfolio & Filing System (May 2000)
The P.R.O.Filer is a personal portfolio and filing system designed to help all students learn how to organize important documents, keep records of school and community learning opportunities, and create a personal portfolio to showcase their accomplishments. The P.R.O. Filer was developed by the All Means School-to-Work Project at the Institute on Community Integration.
Manual | Filing System
- State Transition
Many state transition offices have generously volunteered to
share their most valuable transition resources with readers of
the NCSET Web site. You will find manuals, toolkits, curricula,
Web sites and more for everyone involved in supporting the successful
transition of youth with disabilities to adult life.
- E-News "Resource
Zone - Other National Resources"
E-News is NCSET's e-mail newsletter announcing national resources
(in the section titled, "Resource Zone"), events, funding opportunities,
and more. E-News is delivered via e-mail twice per month (around
the 1st and 15th), and is also available for browsing or searching
on this Web site.
NCSET Partner Publications
Visit any of our partners' Publications pages for additional publications
related to secondary education and transition.
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