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Summary of Performance

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More from the Council for Exceptional Children conference in Boston...

A new provision of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that students receive a “summary of performance” when services end. The summary must include recommendations on how to assist the student in reaching post-secondary goals.

Every state is tackling this requirement in a different way, with predictably varied results. Virginia educators gave a presentation at the CEC convention on how they’re implementing this policy. The model templates available here give a good example of how a thorough summary of performance can look.

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Hi Christina:

The Summary of Performance requirment is important for parents to understand and utilize. Some states are doing a very 'bare bones' approach, while others are taking a more comprehensive view. Regardless of a state's approach, parents can always ask for more information to be included.

I wrote an article about the SOP for Exceptional Parent magazine. Readers can find it here: http://www.eparent.com/main_channels_education/Insight_on_Federal_Policy.asp

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