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6. Exception to requirements for evaluation before a change in eligibility.
An evaluation is not required before the termination of a child's eligibility under Part B due to graduation from secondary school with a regular diploma, or due to exceeding the age eligibility for a free appropriate public education (FAPE) under state law. [614(c)(5)(B)(i)]

For a child whose eligibility under Part B terminates under circumstances described above, an LEA shall provide the child with a summary of the child’s academic achievement and functional performance, which shall include recommendations on how to assist the child in meeting the child’s postsecondary goals. [614(c)(5)(B)(ii)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. What do you think was Congress’ purpose for adding the new “summary of academic and functional performance” provision?

  2. How might students use their summary of performance after leaving the K-12 setting (e.g., to access disability services in higher education?

  3. How does this summary of performance relate to previous transition plans completed for these students?

Application Questions

  1. What processes might facilitate the distribution of the summary of performance?
    • By whom?
    • To whom?
    • In what format?
    • By what time frame?

  2. What is the age of majority in your state and how dos that impact the summary of performance provision?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:

    Role: Special Education Researcher
    Location: Kentucky

    Role: School Psychologist
    Location: Maryland:

    Role: Administrator
    Location: Illinois

    Role: LD Researcher
    Location: Kansas

    Role: Related Services Provider
    Location: Ohio

    Role: Parent Advocate
    Location: Maryland