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					                     State Performance Plan Indicator 13
                              Region 13 Report
           Items from Checklist – Compliance and Quality Analysis
                                  2007-2008


The IEP meets the requirements of Indicator 13.

                                               Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes              1152             58.6
                                    No                813             41.4
                                    Total            1965            100.0




Items from Checklist for Measurement of Indicator 13 – Compliance and
Quality Analysis

1. The IEP includes measurable postsecondary goals.

                                               Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes              1501             76.4
                                    No                464             23.6
                                    Total            1965            100.0



2. Initial transition services discussion occurs no later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student
turns 16.

                                               Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes              1824             92.8
                                    No                 42              2.1
                                    NA                 99              5.0
                                    Total            1965            100.0



3. Age appropriate transition assessments are completed.

                                               Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes              1517             77.2
                                    No                448             22.8
                                    Total            1965            100.0




TEA Division of IDEA Coordination                                                                               1
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4. Student strengths and needs are identified.

                                            Frequency      Percent
                                    Yes           1715          87.3
                                    No             250          12.7
                                    Total         1965         100.0


5. The IEP is reviewed and updated at least annually.

                                            Frequency      Percent
                                    Yes           1870          95.2
                                    No              95           4.8
                                    Total         1965         100.0



6. Annual IEP goals facilitate movement toward postsecondary goals.

                                            Frequency      Percent
                                    Yes           1629          82.9
                                    No             336          17.1
                                    Total         1965         100.0



7. The student is invited to ARD/IEP meeting.

                                            Frequency      Percent
                                    Yes           1861          94.7
                                    No             104           5.3
                                    Total         1965         100.0

Quality Analysis
Q. 3. Degree to which student participated in ARD and development of IEP.

                                            Frequency      Percent
                                    1              214          10.9
                                    2             1347          68.6
                                    3              284          14.4
                                    4              120           6.1
                                    Total         1965         100.0

        1 Student was not in attendance.
        2 Student attended ARD committee meeting and contributed somewhat to the development of
              the IEP.
        3 Student led a small portion of the ARD committee meeting and helped in the development of
              the IEP.
        4 Student led discussion components of ARD committee meeting and participated fully in the
              development of the IEP.



TEA Division of IDEA Coordination                                                                     2
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8. Student preferences and interests are taken into consideration in the development of the IEP.

                                             Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes            1808             92.0
                                    No              157              8.0
                                    Total          1965            100.0

Quality Analysis
Q. 2. Student needs, strengths, preferences, and interests were fundamental in the development of the
IEP.

                                             Frequency         Percent
                                    1               358             18.3
                                    2               744             37.8
                                    3               863             43.9
                                    Total          1965            100.0

        1   Needs, strengths, preferences, and interests were recorded but were not used or used very
                little in the development of IEP
        2   Needs, strengths, preferences, and interests were moderately (50%) addressed in the IEP
               and were easily identified.
        3   Needs, strengths, preferences, and interests were fully integrated into the development of the
               IEP.


9. Student needs, taking into account student strengths, preferences and interests are reflected in
identified postsecondary goals.

                                             Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes            1632             83.1
                                    No              333             16.9
                                    Total          1965            100.0




10. Based on student needs, transition services in the form of coordinated activities include instruction,
related services, community experiences, development of employment/adult living and if appropriate,
acquisition of daily living skills and provision of functional vocational evaluation.

                                             Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes            1616             82.2
                                    No              349             17.8
                                    Total          1965            100.0




TEA Division of IDEA Coordination                                                                            3
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If response to previous question is “No,” circle the areas NOT included in the form of coordinated
activities. (choose all that apply)

                                                                  Frequency       Percent
             NA, previous question was YES                                 1613           65.5
             Instruction                                                    173            7.0
             Related Services                                               125            5.1
             Community Experiences                                          219            8.9
             Development of employment/adult living skills                  220            8.9
             If appr., acquisition of daily living skills                    49            2.0
             If appr., functional vocational evaluation                      64            2.6
             Total                                                         2463          100.0

Quality Analysis
Q. 1. Degree to which yearly progress was made toward postsecondary goals using coordinated set of
activities.

                                             Frequency         Percent
                                    1               497             25.3
                                    2               394             20.0
                                    3              1074             54.7
                                    Total          1965            100.0

        1 Coordinated set of activities was not well-defined and little or no student progress was made
              toward postsecondary goals.
        2 Majority of coordinated set of activities was well-defined, but little or no student progress was
              made toward postsecondary goals.
        3 Coordinated set of activities was well-defined and student progress was made toward
              reaching post-secondary goals.


11. The IEP includes a course of study that supports postsecondary goals.

                                             Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes            1667             84.8
                                    No              298             15.2
                                    Total          1965            100.0



12. With the consent of parents or adult student, any agency responsible for providing transition services
is invited to the ARD/IEP meeting.

                                             Frequency         Percent
                                    Yes             484             24.6
                                    No              247             12.6
                                    NA             1234             62.8
                                    Total          1965            100.0




TEA Division of IDEA Coordination                                                                             4
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13. The ARD committee reconvenes to develop alternative strategies when participating agencies failed
to provide transition services.

                                             Frequency          Percent
                                    Yes             159               8.1
                                    No               72               3.7
                                    NA             1734              88.2
                                    Total          1965             100.0




Quality Analysis
Q. 4. Materials/information for higher education connections were shared with the student.

                                             Frequency          Percent
                                    Yes             992              50.5
                                    No              973              49.5
                                    Total          1965             100.0


Q. 5. If response to the previous statement is “Yes,” please identify all materials and/or information that
were shared with the student. (Check all that apply.)

                                                             Frequency        Percent
                 Skip, Previous response "No"                           979            26.9
                 Brochures for colleges/universities                    408            11.3
                 Financial aid information                              390            10.7
                 Registration Information                               283             7.8
                 Website on disability accommodations                   136             3.7
                 Website on living arrangements                          96             2.6
                 College/Univ. information fairs                        311             8.5
                 Individual session w/school counselor                  450            12.4
                 GEAR UP                                                 12             0.3
                 Achieve Texas                                           87             2.4
                 Other                                                  486            13.4
                 Total                                                 3638           100.0




TEA Division of IDEA Coordination                                                                             5
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