Indicator 13: Secondary Transition

The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requires states to report IEP compliance data on transition for students with disabilities.

Federal Definition

Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals that are annually updated and based upon an age appropriate transition assessment, transition services, including courses of study, that will reasonably enable the student to meet those postsecondary goals, and annual IEP goals related to the student’s transition services needs. There also must be evidence that the student was invited to the IEP Team meeting where transition services are to be discussed and evidence that, if appropriate, a representative of any participating agency was invited to the IEP Team meeting with the prior consent of the parent or student who has reached the age of majority.

(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B))

District Responsibilities

  • Michigan, with the approval of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), developed a Compliance Checklist for Secondary Transition.
  • The checklist is designed to collect data on information obtained from current individualized education programs (IEPs).
  • Each intermediate school district (ISD) is responsible for making sure the checklist data are collected and submitted to the Office of Special Education (OSE).


Federal Reporting

Michigan reports on Indicator 13 to the OSEP.

  • State Performance Plan / Annual Performance Report
    • The SPP/APR provides the data for transition plans documented in IEPs, outlines Michigan’s plan for supporting districts to meet compliance, and outlines Michigan's plan for reporting on transition plans documented in IEPs.

District Data Collection