Join us this summer at the Combined Summer Institute (CSI) and the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Special Education Workshop!
In case you missed it:
- Our last webinar of the year will consist of
reviewing our work as Special Education professionals for 2012-2013.
Join us for a special raffle!
- It's that time of year again- all 2012 Post-School Leavers' data are due by June 1, 2013. Let us make the process easier for you!
- Join us as we explore our online tool, the Indicator 13 IEP File Review.
Joint CCTS and WSDS Webinar: Catching the Vision Parts 1 and 2
- Is your Indicator 14 data in the RED? The Washington State Special Education Performance Data Spreadsheet gives districts detailed information on the 20 performance indicators. If your district did not meet the target for any of the three parts to Indicator 14 you may see a red “No” in the Meet Target cell. We will explore Indicator 14 data questions/ concerns as well as how to access your district specific data and reports.
What is CCTS?
The Center for Change in Transition Services (CCTS) is a Washington State Needs Project funded annually by federal resources from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The goal of CCTS is to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities in the state. To reach this goal, CCTS provides secondary transition training and technical support to Educational Service Districts (ESDs), Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), and public schools that serve high school-age students who have an Individual Education Program (IEP).
The Transition Systemic Framework
All Directors of Special Education may request district or LEA access to the CCTS Transition Systemic Framework (TSF). The Online Data Collection System houses the annual Post-School Survey, Secondary Transition IEP File Review and the Quality Indicators for Secondary Transition (QuIST) survey. These data are collected and analyzed locally and state-wide to drive program improvement.
Post-school Survey: The Center collects, analyzes and reports post-school outcomes for all high school leavers who had an IEP in Washington State. The post-school interviews are conducted by local school staff during the summer and one year after the student with an IEP has graduated or permanently exited high school. As part of a state requirement since 2000 and federal requirement since 2004, these outcomes have been collected, published and are available on this site.
Secondary Transition IEP File Review: Public secondary schools within the state partner with CCTS to conduct a self-review of their secondary students' IEPs. This review process will support school teams in developing comprehensive IEPs that meet the six required transition components.
Quality Indicators for Secondary Transition (QuIST): School teams of secondary educators, support staff, administrators, students and their families, and adult agency representatives, collaborate with CCTS to conduct an internal survey of their school's secondary transition services and program resources to inform further transition service improvement plans and efforts.
Click Here for Transition Training & Technical Assistance
The Center maintains a Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, and Vimeo account to support a network of professionals in the field who share an interest, concern or passion for the transition process. Join this network to gain access to up-to-date special education information, helpful resources, and CCTS news. Members of this network are encouraged to engage in joint activities, discussions and share information using these tools.
OSPI Special Education Updates
View the most recent OSPI Special Education monthly update here:
OSPI State Needs Projects
Autism Outreach Project
A statewide system which coordinates staff development and parent/community training to support services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.
Bates Paraeducator Training Project
Statewide video-based training program for paraeducators.
Center for Change in Transition Services
Focuses on changing practices in the transition from school to adult life for students with disabilities.
Special Education Technology Center (SETC)
Assists school districts and parents with the special technology needs of children with disabilities.
Washington Sensory Disability Services (WSDS)
Provides information to families and educators regarding individuals from birth to age 21 with sensory disabilities (deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, blind or deaf-blind).
Washington State Special Education Training for All (staff and parents) (WSSETA)
Free training available for parents, educators, and paraeducators.