Special Education

Summary of Performance

By Christina A. Samuels — April 04, 2008 1 min read

More from the Council for Exceptional Children conference in Boston...

A new provision of the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that students receive a “summary of performance” when services end. The summary must include recommendations on how to assist the student in reaching post-secondary goals.

Every state is tackling this requirement in a different way, with predictably varied results. Virginia educators gave a presentation at the CEC convention on how they’re implementing this policy. The model templates available here give a good example of how a thorough summary of performance can look.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.