Posted: September 6th, 2023
Benchmark – Literacy Skills And Transition Planning. Assessment
Benchmark – Literacy Skills And Transition Planning. Assessment Description
When transition planning, it is important to consider literacy skills and their role in helping students to achieve transition goals. Through reviewing relevant data and collaboration with other teachers, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders, appropriate transition goals can be formulated, and students can be provided with opportunities to practice the literacy, communication, and social skills needed for successful post-high school transitions.
Read the “SPD-581 Transition Plan Case Study” and analyze the data and information provided to complete the “SPD-581 Transition Planning” template.
While APA Style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies and professional standards:
MED in Elementary/Special Education (ITL/NITL/NV)
MED Mild/Moderate Special Education
5.5: Develop and implement a variety of education and transition plans for individuals with exceptionalities across a wide range of settings and different learning experiences in collaboration with individuals, families, and teams. [CEC 5.5, ICSI.5.S8, ICSI.5.S8, ICSI.5.S15, ICSI.5.S17, ICSI.5.S19, IGC.5.K1, IGC.5.K3, IGC.5.K8, IGC.5.S1, IGC.5.S2, IGC.5.S11 IGC.5.S23, IGC.5.S24; InTASC 7(b), 7(e); TPE 4.5; MC1, MC2, MC4, MC5]
Gather data. The first step is to gather data about the student’s strengths, weaknesses, interests, and needs. This information can be gathered from a variety of sources, including the student’s IEP team, parents, teachers, and other professionals who work with the student.
Identify transition goals. Once you have gathered data, you can begin to identify transition goals. These goals should be based on the student’s individual needs and interests. They should also be realistic and achievable.
Develop a transition plan. Once you have identified transition goals, you can begin to develop a transition plan. The transition plan should be a written document that outlines the steps that will be taken to help the student achieve his or her goals. The plan should include information about the following:
The student’s transition goals
The services and supports that will be provided to the student
The timeline for achieving the goals
The responsibilities of the student, parents, teachers, and other professionals
Implement the transition plan. Once the transition plan has been developed, it is important to implement it. This involves providing the student with the services and supports that are outlined in the plan. It also involves monitoring the student’s progress and making adjustments to the plan as needed.
Evaluate the transition plan. It is important to evaluate the transition plan on a regular basis to ensure that it is meeting the student’s needs. This evaluation should involve the student, parents, teachers, and other professionals who are involved in the student’s transition.
Here are some additional tips for developing and implementing a transition plan for a student with exceptionalities:
Make sure that the transition plan is individualized to meet the student’s specific needs.
Involve the student, parents, and other stakeholders in the development of the transition plan.
Provide the student with the services and supports that he or she needs to achieve his or her goals.
Monitor the student’s progress and make adjustments to the plan as needed.
Evaluate the transition plan on a regular basis to ensure that it is meeting the student’s needs.
By following these steps, you can help ensure that the student with exceptionalities has a successful transition from school to post-school life.