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National Resources

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. It is a "living" website and will change and grow as resources and information become available.

National Post-School Outcomes
The Mission is to help state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities (i.e., Indicator 14). The results of collecting Indicator 14 data will be used for national, state, and local reporting and, most importantly, to guide and improve transition services to this population.

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)
The center assists states to build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities. They have created the Secondary Post-School Outcomes Resource Document

Alliance for Excellent Education
Secondary school improvement and the issues surrounding it

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The center coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.

 The National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University
The center has identified 15 effective strategies that have the most positive impact on the dropout rate.

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
The collaborative features an evolving collection of promising programs and processes.

College and Career Readiness Center
The center helps states and other CCRS stakeholders better inform, align, and support efforts to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and careers. They have developed a brief titled Improving College and Career Readiness for Youth with Disabilities.

Transition Coalition at the Unversity of Kansas
The mission of the Transition Coalition at the University of Kansas is to maximize professional development in secondary school reform and transition.

 Section 504 Plan
Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

A Literature Map of Dropout Prevention Interventions for Students With Disabilities
This research synthesis represents the most up-to-date review of dropout interventions for student with disabilities.  The authors conducted an extensive search of the literature to find articles that described school completion interventions that yielded positive outcomes for students with disabilities.


Oregon Resources

Oregon Diploma
Home page for information about diploma requirements

Oregon's Essential Skills
All students must demonstrate proficiency in these process skills before they are awarded the diploma.

Credit for Proficiency
Credit for Proficiency provides students the opportunity to earn graduation credits within Oregon’s standards-based system by demonstrating what they know and can do.

Common Core Standards
Landing page for common core resources and tool kit

Alternative Assessments
Information needed about Oregon's alternate (extended) assessment

Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires the consideration of transition needs for students beginning not later than the first IEP to be in effect when the student is 16, and updated annually thereafter. Transition services are an integral part of the student's education plan and are designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

GED option (16-18, in school)

Transition Documents
The documents offered on this page will assist school districts, students, parents, and others in planning for the next step after leaving high school

Special Education - IEP/ISFP and related forms

Transition Resources
Transition resource links to information through the Oregon Department of Education website

Diploma, Modified diploma & Alternative certificates
Information about Oregon's modified diploma, extended diploma & Alternative certificates

Key Secondary Transition Provisions
a list of key secondary transition provisions

Administrator's resources on ODE
information for Oregon's  Administrators

Policy, Statutes and Administrative rules

information about IDEA with links to

Federal Policy
Oregon Department of Education Federal Policy links

State Policy
Oregon Department of Education State  Policy with  links to ORS, OAR and special education policies and procedures

Oregon Revised Statute
Bills and Laws Oregon Revised Statutes 2011 edition

Oregon Administrative Rules for Special Education
The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through September 15, 2013

Policies and Procedures for Special Education
ODE Policies and Procedures for Special Education: 2007-2008 Each district must have in effect policies and procedures implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and applicable federal and state laws and regulations

Dispute resolution
The Oregon Department of Education is required by the Oregon Administrative Rules to investigate alleged violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The dispute resolution options detailed on this page are open only to parties seeking to resolve disputes arising under the IDEA.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Reports and data collections

School Report Cards
Links to school and district report cards, Special Education report cards and statewide annual report card

Data Collection Due Dates
Schedule of due dates for Oregon data collections

Diplomas Count 2014
Research about motivation as a factor in graduation rates and a link to the full article