Exploring Predictors of Transition Planning Participation and Future Goal Aspirations of Secondary Students with Disabilities

Funder: U.S. Department of Education

Explores the relationship between IEP transition planning meeting factors (e.g., a secondary student’s invitation, participation, and contribution) and the student’s aspirations for postsecondary education, employment, economic independence, and independent living. The researchers review data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) to identify student, family, and school factors that predict IEP transition planning meeting experiences and examine the relationship between the significant predictors, transition meeting perspectives, and the aspirations for secondary students with disabilities. Also, this study examines the data by disability category to explore differences based on these factors.