Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

OSEP Resources

Training Modules

WWW: Building the Legacy Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004 (2012-2015, current as of 2017) - developed by NICHCY at the request of OSEP, and are maintained by WWW: the Center for Parent Information and Resources. These 3 of the 10 available modules are particularly relevant to transition:

Transition Processes: Tools and Needs Assessments

  • PDF: Designing and Implementing Effective Early Childhood Transition Processes (2008) was developed for TA organizations to support strategic planning efforts with states. It is a framework and tool for states to analyze their transition system infrastructure and systematically identify improvement strategies to improve local implementation of the transition requirements of the IDEA as well as support effective local infrastructures for effective transition practices.
  • DOC: Early Childhood Transition Worksheet (2008) - lists the IDEA transition requirements and key infrastructure components in chart format. It can be used as a planning tool and discussion guide for identifying factors contributing to non-compliance and effective practices. It is a companion to the Designing and Implementing Effective Early Childhood Transition Processes framework document.
  • PDF: Self-Assessment for an Early Childhood Transition Infrastructure (2008) - This tool corresponds directly to the components and elements presented in the transition document and is intended to be used by state or local interagency teams to assess their current practices and identify improvement activities to enhance the infrastructure necessary to support successful transitions
  • DOC: Early Childhood Transition Self-Assessment Form (2010) - This tool like the other self assessment references the document "Designing and Implementing Effective Transition Processes". This self assessment takes evidence statements from the document and is organized around the processes of interagency policies and practices, personnel development and training, roles and responsibilities, and strategies and practices.

OSEP Guidance

OSEP Policy Letters

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