The  IEP is an essential part of each student’s special   education program  and plays a large part in the role of special   education teacher  responsibilities. Special education teachers must   include all of the  information needed to describe the student’s   strengths, needs,  background information, etc. All of this information   is used to  develop an effective program for the student.
By the age of 16,  students with special education services must have   an additional  transition plan that addresses current functioning based   on  observations, student surveys, and other age appropriate transition    services. Goals must be developed for further education and training    as well as employment after high school. Aligned transition activities    for each goal must be realistically developed to assist students in    achieving their goals. Teams must also consider the need for goals    associated with independent living. These goals could address    community access and participation, adult living and post-school    options, as well as daily living skills to support independence in    adult settings.
Review the “Alicia Case Study” to inform the assignment   that follows.
Use the “Case Study: PLAAFP and Annual Goals Template”   to complete this assignment.
Part 1: Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional     Performance (PLAAFP)
Complete the following in 250-300 words for the case study student.

Section 1: Academic Student Strengths/Interests
Section 2: Evaluations
Section 3: Performance in   Classes
Section 4: Other Relevant Issues

Part 2: Post-Secondary Transition
Consider emotional, social, and academic concerns to be successful post-secondary.

Preferential Learning Environment
Strengths/Interests     Relating to Transition
Areas in Need of Improvement for   Transition

Based  on age appropriate transition assessments, include measurable    transition IEP goals and transition activities/services appropriate    for the student’s post-secondary preferences, strengths, and needs. 

Independent   Living

Part 3: Rationale and Reflection
Provide a 500-750 word summary addressing the following:

Rationalize your PLAAFP, annual goals, and transition plan     choices, citing the CEC Code of Ethics.
Discuss  and defend     the legal, ethical, and quality requirements related to  the     management of confidential student information, such as the      information displayed within a PLAAFP or transition plan.
Reflect  on how you will use the foundational knowledge and     current issue  you have researched during the development of this     assignment to  improve student learning in your future professional   practice.

Support your rational with 1-2 scholarly resources, in addition to   the CEC Code of Ethics.
College of Education (COE) program competencies and national     standards assessed in the benchmark assignment:
COE 3.8: 
Consider  individual abilities, interests, learning environments,     and  cultural and linguistic factors in the selection, development,     and  adaptation of learning experiences for individual with      disabilities.  [CEC 5.1, ICSI.5.S8, ICSI.5.S15, IGC.5.K1,      IGC.5.S7, IGC.5.S23, IGC.5.S24; InTASC 1(b), 2(d), 5(f), 6(v), 8(s),      9(h); GCU Mission Critical 2, 3, 4, 5]
COE 3.10: 
Develop  and implement a variety of education and transition plans     for  individuals with disabilities across a wide range of settings     and  different learning experiences in collaboration with     individuals,  families, and teams.  [CEC 5.5, ICSI.5.S8,     ICSI.5.S8,  ICSI.5.S15, ICSI.5.S17, ICSI.5.S19, IGC.5.K1, IGC.5.K3,     IGC.5.K8,  IGC.5.S1, IGC.5.S2, IGC.5.S11 IGC.5.S23, IGC.5.S24; InTASC     7(b),  7(e); GCU Mission Critical 1, 2, 4, 5]
COE 5.1:
Reflect  on practice in light of research on teaching, professional     ethics,  and resources available for professional learning in order     to  improve student learning. [ACEI 5.0; CEC 6.1, ICSI.6.K2,     ICSI.6.K4  ICSI.6.S1, ICSI.6.S2, ICSI.6.S3, ICSI.6.S4, ICSI.6.S5,     ICSI.6.S7,  IGC.6.K4, IGC.6.K6, IGC.6.S2;  InTASC 9(l), 9(o);     GCU Mission  Critical 2, 3, 4]
COE 5.4: 
Integrate foundational knowledge and current issues to inform     professional practice.  [CEC 6.2, ICSI.6.S1, ICSI.6.S2,     ICSI.6.S4, IGC.6.K1, IGC.6.K2, IGC.6.K3; InTASC 10(h); GCU Mission     Critical 1, 2, 4]
COE 5.8: 
Demonstrate legal, ethical, and quality requirements related to     the management of confidential student information.  [CEC     6.1, ICSI.6.S1, ICSI.6.S2, ICSI.6.S4, ICSI.7.S1, IGC.6.K1, IGC.6.K6;     InTASC 5(k); GCU Mission Critical 1, 2, 4, 5]