Practices and Procedures
Definition: Specific and consistent policies and procedures that support implementation of identified practices are established, clearly communicated, and implemented within educational community, and between educational and community service agencies.
What does evidence-based mean?
- Council for Exceptional Children’s Standards page explains the CEC’s process for developing and revising standards.
- In 2010, NSTTAC identified 32 evidence-based practices in secondary transition. Since then NSTTAC, and now NTACT:C, have periodically updated the literature review and expanded it to include journals in the fields of special education, vocational rehabilitation, career and technical education, and school completion. Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors in Secondary Transition: What We Know and What We Still Need to Know (PDF, 12 pages, 2016).
- National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) defines the differences between evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices.
- Old but good NSTTAC tools to evaluate the research base for transition practices and curriculum: Using the Research Base to Guide Professional Practice in Secondary Transition (PDF, 2 pages, 2009)
Useful guides for school leaders
New Hampshire RTI Framework, a Multi-Tiered Instructional and Behavioral Approach that Supports the Implementation of the Common Core (PDF, 69 pages, 2013) is a comprehensive guide to Response to Intervention (RTI) implementation in your SAU and schools.
The Ceedar Center offers a tool to help schools emphasize proactive, preventative approaches instead of exclusive relying on behavior reduction strategies, Principal Leadership: Moving Toward Inclusive and High-Achieving Schools for Students With Disabilities(PDF, 79 pages, 2017).
NSTTAC developed the Transition Team Leader Sustainability Toolkit (PDF, 158 pages, 2011) to help transition planning team leaders in building teams and implementing team plans. Transition teams can be faced with high rates of turnover, and often new team leaders must start over as documents and team history are lost. This toolkit will help.