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December 04, 2019

Resources for participants at CTE Summit Day 2

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December 04, 2019

Resources for participants at CTE Summit Day 1/overall

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November 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Education Daily Digest Bulletin

Today, we’re excited to roll out the newly updated and expanded College Scorecard, a tool that provides students more information than ever before as they make decisions about the next steps in their lifelong learning journeys.

We expanded the new College Scorecard to include potential debt and earnings information based on what a student wants to study (including 2-year programs, 4-year degrees, certificate programs and graduate programs), graduation rates, and even apprenticeships. Using College Scorecard’s comparison tool, you can compare up to ten different school options and see how they stack up.

Check out this video to see the newly updated features to College Scorecard:

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With more comprehensive information and expanded comparison tools, College Scorecard is a great resource for any student to find the right fit!  

WATCH and SHARE this video to your social media network to spread the word!

November 14, 2019

Skills Taught with Effective Practices

An effective practice (i.e., evidence-based, research-based, or promising) is a teaching method used to teach a specific skill that has been shown to be effective based on high-quality research (Cook, Tankersly, & Landrum, 2009; Odom, Brantlinger, Gersten, Horner, Thompson, & Harris, 2005).

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September 24, 2019

Family Guide to IEP Team Member Roles

This is a PowerPoint adapted for use by students or family members from a resource developed in 2012 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabiliation, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

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September 16, 2019

Status of State-Defined Alternate Diplomas in 2018-19

The possibility of developing a “state-defined alternate diploma” for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities was included in the 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. To count this diploma in a graduation measure for accountability, several criteria must be met, including that it must be standards-based, aligned to state requirements for the regular high school diploma, and obtained within the time period for which the state ensures the availability of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). 

Please see attached file for further information.

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August 23, 2019

Innovating for Equity and Excellence report

A new set of recommendations suggest that new State plans for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (2020-21 school year) should align them with ESSA. The report also recommends improving the CTE performance of student subgroups, which include students with disabilities. 

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July 23, 2019

OSEP Technical Assistance Network

For information on the OSEP-funded Centers  (i.e., TA&D Program Centers, Parent Program Centers, Technology, Personnel, and Data Centers) please see the following attachment.
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July 02, 2019

Operational Definitions of EBPs

This resource provides an alphabetical listing of effective practices in secondary transition, with operational definitions for the general practice provided. Upadted - October, 2019.

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June 21, 2019

Best Practices for PreEmployment Transition Services

Recently a GAO-18-502 report titled “Students with Disabilities: Additional Information from Education Could Help States Provide Pre-Employment Transition Services noted states indicated the need for “additional assistance with identifying best practices” (p. 26).  The following table from OSERS’ National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) Competitive Integrated Employment Toolkit  provides a starting point for state and local Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education agencies. 

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