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Summary of Performance Practice Group


The Summary of Performance Practice Group was formed in Spring 2009 in response to interest expressed by stakeholders in the National Community.  This website is a forum for communication and information sharing to further learning and improve practice around the Summary of Performance requirement in Transition planning.  Announcements of events, state examples and descriptions of effective practices, helpful documents and topical discussions are available through this SOP Practice Group website. 

We are excited about using the NEW sharedwork website and want to support all partners interested in sharing ideas and work on improving post-school outcomes for youth. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Debra Grabill, Practice Group Facilitator and moderator of this site.  Just select "message moderators in this group" to be in touch directly



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* The Conversation Continues! Webinar Question on SOP and Dropouts Clarified
Posted on Friday 2nd April 2010, 12:31pm by Debra Grabill
Your ideas and questions are welcome in this work!

There have been a few questions posed regarding the SOP webinar co-presented by NSTTAC and the IDEA Partnership on Wednesday, March 31. Please see the information below.

The IDEIA Regulations indicate that “the evaluation described in paragraph (e)(1) of this section is not required before the termination of a child’s eligibility under this part due to graduation from secondary school with a regular diploma, or due to exceeding the age eligibility for FAPE under State law. (3) For a child whose eligibility terminates under circumstances described in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, a public agency must 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” (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1414(c) § 300.305, page 46786).

The comments shared during the webinar on the Summary of Performance (SOP) document on March 31, 2010 regarding its use with students who dropout was focused on the intent of the document to capture information that might be helpful to a student in his/her postsecondary settings and its use as student-focused format for any student exiting school. The comments were not focused on legal requirements for SOP use. Please continue to communicate questions and suggestions on this topic with your State Education Agency, the Monitoring division of OSEP, the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center, the IDEA Partnership’s Community of Practice on Transition, or the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities. Resources are available at,,, and

The announcement below provides the link to the webinar recording and access to the PowerPoint presentation.
* NSTTAC/IDEA Partnership SOP 3-31-10 Webinar Link
Posted on Thursday 1st April 2010, 12:37pm by Debra Grabill
235 people participated in the March 31st webinar on Summary of Performance. Here is the link to access the archived recording.

The powerpoint presentation can be found in the Files section, in the column to the right.
* Let's Keep Talking About Summary of Performance!
Posted on Thursday 1st April 2010, 10:47am by Debra Grabill
Yesterday's NSTTAC/IDEA Partnership Webinar drew 235 people into conversation on Summary of Performance (SOP). One conclusion: waiting until a student is exiting high school is much too late, that the SOP requirement should be seen as a great tool for students, families, school and VR staff to use to support building a student's self-advocacy skills and everyone's understanding of the student's interests, abilities and support needs.

What do you think? Please add your questions and ideas to the discussion. Select "View Discussion", found at the top of the column to the right. Join us!

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