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Post-School Survey Data Now Available!

Posted by CCTS on December 16, 2016 at 3:12 PM PST

Post-School Survey results are now available for your district! To access your reports, log in to the Transition Systemic Framework (TSF). Under the "Reports" tab, select "Post-School Reports." 

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These reports will allow you to examine the post-school outcomes for your district's leavers by factors such as gender, disability type, race/ethnicity, and graduation status. If you would like to view reports for your district but do not have access to the TSF, please contact Gina Esposito at

This year we achieved our highest statewide response rate yet of 81%!

Thank you for your time and effort in contacting student leavers to conduct the surveys. The data you collect are crucial in informing practices to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.

Special Education Consistency Index

Posted by CCTS on December 6, 2016 at 3:12 PM PST

CCTS is proud to partner with OSPI and eLearning for Educators in the launch of the Special Education Consistency Index, a rigorous, self-paced 30-hour web-based college-level course intended for experienced special educators. Those who complete the course earn certification as Special Education Consistency Index Scorers. This certification provides three-year access to the web-based Consistency Index platform.

Registration is available through eLearning for Educators.

You can read more about the Special Education Consistency Index in OSPI's December Special Education Update

Worksite Learning/CTE Survey

Posted by CCTS on December 3, 2016 at 10:12 AM PST

Computer graphic with CCTS is gathering input from the field regarding special populations students and their involvement in career and technical education classes and worksite learning. 

What CTE opportunities does your district offer? What specific CTE questions do you have? Your contributions and feedback will become integral to informing content in a new learning module: CTE and Worksite Learning for Students with Special Needs.

CICK HERE to begin this short, three-question survey. Depending on the extent of your response, each question could take 5-10 minutes. Thank you for participating!

TLC Pilots

Posted by CCTS on October 18, 2016 at 2:10 PM PDT

We're kicking off Transition Learning Community (TLC) workshops in 17 pilot sites across the state of Washington. These pilot sites represent 34 school districts--some working as single districts and others working together as district collaboratives--ranging in size and location from all 9 Educational Service Districts.

With support from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, CCTS will provide these districts with support to develop pre-employment transition services, aligned to and grounded in transition research. The ultimate goal of the pilot work is to increase positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities.

Check out the list of 2016-2018 Pilot Districts by ESD, and stay tuned for updates on their progress! 

New: Informational Material Request Form

Posted by CCTS on October 13, 2016 at 5:10 PM PDT

Hard copies of the CCTS Transition Services Flowchart, Post-School Survey Postcard, and Student and Family Informational Brochure are available free of charge to school districts and ESDs within Washington state. To request copies of these informational materials, please visit our Resources page and complete the new digital form.

New: Online Training Request Form

Posted by CCTS on September 23, 2016 at 2:09 PM PDT

Schools, districts, and agencies can now request custom CCTS trainings from our website. If you are interested in requesting a training, visit our Training page and complete all the fields on the new digital form. We will review and respond to all requests.

Post-School Survey is live!

Posted by CCTS on June 1, 2016 at 1:06 PM PDT

The 2016 Post-School Survey is now available!

School districts in the state of Washington have until November 1 to log in to the TSF Data Collection System and conduct phone interviews with their 2014-2015 leavers.

Visit the Post-School Survey and Outcomes page to link to FAQs, training videos, tips for increasing response rates, and more. 

Don't hestitate to call or email us if you have questions, and thank you for all of your hard work and efforts to improve post-school outcomes for students with disabilities!

Webinar: Person Centered Planning

Posted by CCTS on May 18, 2016 at 10:05 AM PDT

Open Doors for Multicultural Families Logo Special thanks to Open Doors for Multicultural Families for collaborating with us on the 2016 Cultural Competency webinar series!

In today's final webinar, learn more about ‘Person Centered Planning’ as a transition planning tool for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students. We will look at PCP through cultural lens and explore ways for professionals to be culturally responsive when supporting CLD families.

CLICK HERE to view the recording!

WISE Technology Conference

Posted by Sue Bube on February 19, 2016 at 2:02 PM PST

Dr. Cinda Johnson presented on Putting Technology in the Transition Plan at the 2016 Statewide AT/IT conference. Many students benefit from and enjoy technology, but haven't had this in their IEP or transition plan. If you missed the session or would like a copy of her presentation, you can download it here: Putting Technology in the Transition Plan.

New Webinar Series: Cultural Competency

Posted by Sue Bube on October 11, 2015 at 8:10 AM PDT

The Center for Change in Transition Services is excited to be partnering with Open Doors for Multicultural Families to offer a new 5-part webinar series on Cultural Competency: Working more Effectively with Diverse Youth & Families in Transition. To participate in this FREE webinar series, register below. After registration you will receive an email with the links to join the webinar. If you have questions, contact CCTS at 206-296-6494.


Want clock hours? This year CCTS will be working with the state needs project, eLearning for Educators, to provide clock hours. Simply register with eLearning for Educators, watch the live or recorded webinars, and complete the short assignments. Questions on clock hours? Email or call 360-867-6070.

Want to stay in the know?

Use the following newsletters and links to get the latest information:

  • CCTS Newsletter: Sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates.

  • Workforce: The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board provides updates on workforce development in Washington.

  • WISE: The Washington Initiative for Supported Employment promotes equitable employment for people with developmental disabilities through innovation, training, and technical assistance.

  • OSPI Special Education Updates: These updates are created by the OSPI Special Education staff and sent out electronically each month to all school district special education staff alerting them that the lasted news has been posted to the OSPI website.