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Educational Achievement and Transition

David Brewer

David Brewer
Extension Faculty
Yang-Tan Institute

The future of education is changing. The enactment of No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act are forcing educators to review their practices and close the achievement gap between all students. At the Yang-Tan Institute, we advance policies and practices that support the improved outlook for employment, education, and a future of independence for students with disabilities through sound Transition Planning.


Model Transition Project (MTP)

Sixty school-agency partnerships have been selected and funded, through an RFP process, by the New York State Education Department. The Model Transition Project (MTP) is designed to develop local models of collaborative service delivery to students with disabilities as they prepare for life after high school. Resulting policies and funding strategies will sustain effective practices beyond the scope of the grant and encourage development of new, more effective collaborations. The project began on April 1, 2007, and is scheduled to continue through March 31, 2012.

TransQUAL Resource Center

The TransQUAL Resource Center contains online tools and materials useful to educators, students, family members, agency personnel and others seeking collaborative solutions to improve post-school outcomes for all youth. This website features our premier collaborative planning tool, TransQUAL Online. You will also discover related podcasts, online discussions, useful news and links, and supportive documentation.

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Spotlight Sites

  • TransQUAL

    Online tool to support school district teams continuous review and improve their practices in career development and transition. TransQUAL is built on the New York State Transition Quality Indicators Self-Assessment (TQI), adapted from the Taxonomy for Transition Programming (P.Kohler, 1996). TransQUAL Online is designed for use in a collaborative manner, bringing together educators, parents, student leaders, agency personnel, and business people.
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