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. 

April 10, 2019

Assessment to Practice Model - updated

This resource was originally developed (2017) to provide classroom level practitioners with a model for moving from collecting assessment data to identifying strengths, needs, and goals. Then, using the best available evidence for predictors of post-school success and effective practices for instruction, developing transition services and related IEP goals that reflect the research. The model was recently updated to make steps more explicit and provide updated case-study models for the process. Tell us what you think at! 

March 25, 2019

NTACT Research Connector

NTACT would like to help connect researchers in secondary transition education and services with educators and service providers, interested in hosting research projects. If you are an interested researcher or an interested practitioner fill out this form: We will contact you within one week regarding next steps. 

March 14, 2019

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March 01, 2019

13th Annual Capacity Building Institute DRAFT Agenda

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Please view the agenda for details for this event.

A room rate has been negotiated at $159/night plus 15.25% taxes and fees, under "NTACT". Please make your hotel reservation by April 14, 2019 to access this rate.  You may use this direct link for the NTACT room block: 

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March 01, 2019

Update on SPP/APR

NOTICE Re: Indicator 14 submission for FFY18: OSEP has delayed alignment of the competitive integrated employmentdefinition between Indicator 14 and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for one year (until February 1, 2021). For the FFY 2018 SPP/APR submission, due February 1, 2020, States may continue to use either of the two options included in the SPP/APR Indicator Measurement Table.

February 26, 2019

Labor Market Information for Teachers

This document overviews explains a publicly available resource. It provides guidance for educators on how to use this information in the transition planning process with students. 

February 20, 2019

New Resources from States for States (update)

Pathways to the Future is a tool-collection website developed by West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. This website provides resources for school service professionals, students with disabilities in transition age, and their families. Click the link "Pathways to the Future" above, and you can find printable transition-related materials, including transition guide, sample lessons, and work exploration program manual.

North Dakota's Job Coach Training Guide was developed through a partnership between North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Anne Carlson Center, and the West Fargo Public Schools. It is a training resource designed to provide all school personnel, including school personnel who fill the role of a job coach, and any other entity, with information on how to provide Community Based Employment Education to students with disabilities. 

Please see attached "Job Coaching Training Guide" and "Job Coaching Training Powerpoint". 

February 01, 2019

Transition Gradebook

Now available for deployment to your web server or your cloud-based server. This is a school-level resource for recording individual students’ transition-related activities associated with researched predictors of post-school success, including the required pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS), and various risk and protective factors associated with dropout, graduation and positive post-school outcomes. Learn more at  We recommend that program-level staff review the documents posted to understand what the Transition Gradebook can do and partner with your information technology or other data/ technology staff to complete the deployment of this tool to your server for use. Explicit instructions for deploying the tool to your server are posted at the link above. Questions can be posed to

January 04, 2019

CTE-SPED-VR State Examples

This document provides brief descriptions of collaborative efforts between career and technical education and special education to increase CTE opportunities for students with disabilities in several states and local school districts. If you are interested in adding what is happening in your state to this document, please contact us at and ask how!