Exemplar IEP Transition Plans

New Hampshire exemplars

The Parent Information Center (PIC) and the New Hampshire Department of Education worked together to develop two exemplar IEP transition plans, Ryan and Sarah. Both IEPs are included in the Life After High School Transition Toolkit (PDF, 80 pages, 2018) from PIC.

Heidi Wyman, NH-based transition consultant, developed a Transition Planning Worksheet (PDF, 3 pages, 2020) that looks like the NHSEIS IEP to use in transition conversations with students and families.

Ryan will graduate at age 21 with a certificate of attendance. His employment goal is to become a state trooper. His annual goals include steps to test the viability of that goal.

Ryan’s NH IEP transition plan

Examples of measureable annual goals and a chart to help build them.

Sarah will graduate with a regular high school diploma and plans to attend a 4-year college to major in a field related to writing.

Sarah’s NH IEP transition plan

Jamarreo will graduate with a regular high school diploma and plans to attend a community college to obtain a welding certificate.

Jamarreo’s transition plan

National exemplars

The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) developed case study collection with a cross-section of gender, ages, and disability categories. Note that you may have to set up a free account to view the case studies.

Several of the case studies contain examples and non-examples of measurable postsecondary goals and annual goals.

Allison has a specific learning disability in reading comprehension and written expression, and organizational challenges. She would like to attend a four-year college and major in child development.

Allison’s case study

Lilly has severe multiple mental and physical disabilities who likes to be around people. She receives specially designed instruction with an alternate curriculum in a separate school setting.

Lilly’s case study

Lissette is a 20 year old student with Down Syndrome and plans to complete a certificate program in food service.

Lissette’s case study

Alex is a 17 year old student with autism spectrum disorder who would like to continue working in the business department of an office supply store, and may need employment supports.

Alex’s case study

Chris is a 19 year old senior with emotional disturbance and a moderate hearing loss. He has interests in welding and auto body.

Chris’s case study

Aaliyah is a 17 year old sophomore with a mild to moderate hearing loss detected in third grade.

Aaliyah’s case study

Jamal is a 16 year old sophomore with cerebral palsy and an orthopedic impairment. He would like to become a lawyer.

Jamal’s case study

Connor is an 18 year old senior with a profound hearing loss. He would like to attend a 4-year college and become a graphic designer.  

Connor’s case study

Sean is a 15 year old sophomore with a specific learning disability in mathematics and language processing. He’s interested in diesel mechanics.

Sean’s case study

Middle School

NTACT also offers two exemplars for middle school students.

Tyler is 13 years old and in 7th grade, with a specific learning disability in reading comprehension and written expression.

Tyler’s case study

Carla is almost 14 years old and in 8th grade, with a moderate intellectual disability.

Carla’s case study

Updated 10-27-22