PennLink Informs LEAs of Indicator 13 Cyclical Monitoring Requirements (June 7, 2022)

On June 6, 2022, Carole L. Clancy, Director of the PDE Bureau of Special Education disseminated a PennLink message 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 (IDEA) 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. 

Ā The requirements for each LEA assigned to the 2022-2023 Preparing for Cyclical Monitoring: A Focus on Secondary Transition training are as follows:Ā 
-Develop an administrative team to support the targeted training and technical assistance process.Ā The administrative team is required to attend a webinar on September 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.Ā Administration team members will need to register in advance for this training through the PaTTANĀ website.
-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 2022-2023 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.

In addition, the required online (Schoology) course will yield 6 Act 48 hours and must be completed by February 28, 2023. PLEASE NOTE: All staff must register for the Schoology course on the PaTTAN website (found on the training calendar for September 16, 2022). The registration key to register for the Schoology course is IND13-2022. This registration key will need to be shared with all LEA staff members who are identified to participate in this yearā€™s cyclical monitoring preparation activities.

For questions concerning Preparing for Cyclical Monitoring: A Focus on Secondary Transition training for 2022-23, LEAs are directed to contact: Cecil Crouch, Educational Consultant at PaTTAN-Pittsburgh, at 800-446-5607, ext. 6866 or [email protected].