Video Shorts on Transition IEPs

These videos are part of the Transition IEP Tool, our multimedia training and reference section about the transition IEP process.

In 2010 Dr. Ed O’Leary and Dr. Steve Bigaj recorded 17 short interviews on many elements of the transition-driven IEP process and Indicator 13 IEP requirements. Although over a decade old now, they still provide clear, high-level overviews that capture the essence of good transition planning. The videos also appear on the individual Transition IEP Requirements pages.

Overview videos

 These videos cover what must be part of the process and what must be written into the IEP itself.

Defining a Transition-Driven IEP Process. 5:45-minutes.

Compliance with requirements and the move toward quality of practices. 4:20-minutes.

Explaining the Summary of Performance. 2:43-minutes.

Transition assessment

Age-appropriate transition assessments are tools that help students identify their strengths, interests, skills, and/or knowledge needed to reach their goals for life after high school.

Background and overview of the age-appropriate transition assessment requirement. 2:55-minutes.

The struggle to meet the requirement. 6:03-minutes.

Measurable postsecondary goals

Measurable postsecondary goals (MPSGs) specify the student’s plans for life after high school.

Background and overview of appropriate measurable postsecondary goals. There are three areas: education or training, employment, and as needed, independent living. 4:55-minutes.

Essential elements of a measurable postsecondary goal. 4:39-minutes.

Engaging students in writing their postsecondary goals. 4:08 minutes.

Transition services

Coordinated set of activities

Transition services are experiences, supports, and non-academic instruction that will assist students in achieving their postsecondary goals.

Overview and historical perspective on coordinating transition services. 7:46-minutes.

Overview of all the areas of transition services. 2:52-minutes.

Importance of considering a long range timeframe when crafting transition services. 5:24-minutes.

Course of Study

Course of Study outlines the exact academic requirements students need to complete in order to accomplish their postsecondary goals.

Overview of the course of study (education plan). 5:45-minutes.
Modifications to the course of study. 3:58-minutes.

Annual goals

Annual IEP goals are one-year goals that advance students toward their postsecondary goals.

Explanation of the annual goal requirement and how it connects to other transition components on the IEP. 3:11-minutes.

Student invitation

Students must be invited to attend any IEP team meetings where postsecondary transition planning is on the agenda.

Background and overview of the requirement that a student must be invited to the IEP meeting where transition services are discussed. 6:44-minutes.

Agency participation

It is the school’s responsibility to issue IEP meeting invitations to outside agencies when the agencies need to be a part of the student’s transition planning team.

Overview and intent of the requirement about agency participation. 2:07-minutes.

Factors that can hinder meaningful agency participation 8:29-minutes.

Updated 9-30-22