BSE Sends Indicator 13 Memo to LEAs (June 9, 2024)

On June 5, 2024, Bureau of Special Education (BSE) Director Carole L. Clancy sent a PennLink memo to LEAs titled Preparing for Cyclical Monitoring – A Focus on Secondary Transition (Indicator 13). The memo states that in response to the accountability requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 Part B State Performance Plans, the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and intermediate unit transition consultants will provide sustained professional development for targeted local educational agencies (LEAs). This targeted professional development will assist with creating compliant and effective individualized secondary transition programming for students with disabilities.

The requirements for each LEA assigned to the 2024-2025 Preparing for Cyclical Monitoring: A Focus on Secondary Transition training are as follows:
-Develop an administrative team to support the targeted training and technical assistance process. The administrative team is required to attend a webinar on September 12, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Administrative team members will need to register in advance for this training at, or by following this link:
-Lead contact person to complete an interview/survey regarding effective practices for secondary transition as facilitated by an intermediate unit and/or PaTTAN consultant. Lead contact will work with IU Transition TaC/PaTTAN Consultant to develop and implement a local training plan for the 2024-2025 school year.
-With support from the IU Transition TaC/PaTTAN Consultant, identify targeted staff (i.e. special education directors, building principals, transition coordinators, special education teachers, speech/language therapists, guidance counselors, school psychologists, career tech ed staff, and other LEA staff involved in secondary programming) to participate in IEP pre-reviews using the PA Indicator 13 checklist, complete IEP post-reviews, participate in coaching activities as warranted with IU Transition TaC, and complete an online (Schoology) course.

The required online (Schoology) course will yield 6 Act 48 hours and must be completed by February 28, 2025. PLEASE NOTE: All staff must register for the Schoology course. Registration can be found at, or by following the link:

The registration key to register for the Schoology course is IND13-2024. This registration key must be shared with all LEA staff members identified to participate in this year’s cyclical monitoring preparation activities so they can complete the registration process. For questions concerning Preparing for Cyclical Monitoring: A Focus on Secondary Transition training for 2024-2025, please contact one of these PaTTAN Educational Consultants: Darla Bryant [email protected] or Tim Knight [email protected].