DPI is developing an online Individualized Education Program (IEP): Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP) that will assist LEAs to document the postsecondary transition requirements with 100% compliance and allow for individualization to meet student needs. Stakeholders have been involved during the development and testing of the PTP.
Beginning in September 2012, we will begin to roll out the application over several weeks, first to the alpha group, then the beta testers, and finally to the entire state. Districts will use the PTP to create students’ postsecondary transition plans and by so doing, report the district’s Indicator 13 results. After an IEP team has developed a student’s postsecondary transition plan, they may print and download a PDF of the I-8 for documentation of the requirements. Future plans are to release a web service to allow Student Information Systems, including the Statewide Student Information System, to allow for data integration. Questions about the PTP may be directed toPaul.Sherman@dpi.wi.gov or Nancy.Fuhrman@dpi.wi.gov.
Tasks to do in preparation for the PTP:
- If your LEA currently uses an online IEP system, we encourage you to begin thinking about disabling your local I-8 form and providing a link to the department’s PTP. This will enable IEP teams to complete the local IEP within the district’s system, access the PTP using a WAMS (WI Web Access Management System) User ID and password to complete the I-8, and attach the I-8 as a PDF to the local IEP.
- Identify district staff that will need access to the PTP for purposes of developing or reviewing a postsecondary transition plan. If staff do not already have a WAMS User ID and password ask them to establish an account at https://on.wisconsin.gov/WAMS/home.
- Plan to participate in PTP training. PTP Modules will be posted this summer on the DPI website at http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/spp-transition.html. Watch for live webinars coming in August.
- Determine if you need to make any purchases. Costs necessary to ready IEP teams to access the DPI’s online IEP-PTP, such as laptops, iPads, projectors or wireless internet, are eligible for IDEA grant reimbursement.