The Georgia Department of Education, Division for Special Education Services and Supports, selects school districts for participation in the College and Career Readiness (CCaR) initiative based on district data on the following State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report indicators:
- Indicator 13: Measurable Secondary Transition Goals
- Indicator 1: Graduation Rate.
During the 2013 – 2014 school year, teachers and administrators from fifteen school districts and the Department’s State Schools were invited to participate in the College and Career Readiness initiative activities. Personnel from these districts and schools will participate in training and will receive technical assistance and coaching to support them in developing quality IEPs and in implementing evidence-based transition practices that result in improved measurable transition goals, lead to higher graduation rates for students with disabilities, and result in students being more college and career ready..
In order to participate in the CCaR initiative, schools must agree to the following program requirements and expectations:
- Each school will identify staff to participate in the initiative.
- Staff will participate in training provided by initiative personnel and consultants.
- Staff will submit transition plans for review using a rubric provided through the initiative.
- Each school/district will develop an action plan that outlines the transition activities that will be implemented.
- Each school/district will review and revise, if needed, the district’s policies, practices, and procedures related to measurable transition goals and other related requirements.
- Each school/district will collect and submit required data.
View the districts participating in the College and Career Readiness initiative.