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Introduction to the Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP) Module

The Introduction to the Postsecondary Transition Plan module is designed to assist in building the capacity to create effective transition plans with students with IEPs. The course includes the procedural requirements of the PTP, an overview of culturally responsive and best practices and resources and shortcuts to increase efficiency within the PTP.

After completing this short course, consider completing the full PTP course located on UW-Whitewater’s website to further develop, knowledge and skills in effective transition planning.

Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP)

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) developed a web-based IEP: Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP) application that assists local educational agencies in documenting the postsecondary transition requirements with 100% compliance while allowing for individualization to meet student needs. Because state law requires transition plans for students with disabilities aged 14 and above, the PTP is used to develop and monitor transition plans for all students with disabilities who need a postsecondary transition plan as part of their IEP.

Indicator #13 Postsecondary Transition Planning is one of seventeen indicators from the State Performance Plan (SPP) that represents the Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) plan for improving outcomes of children with disabilities in Wisconsin. The Postsecondary Transition Plan application is used to complete PTPs in order to ensure compliance with federal laws. The state target rate for compliance is 100%.

A view of the Indicator #13 page found at

The contents of this course was developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Transition Improvement Grant (TIG) (CFDA #84.027) acknowledges the support of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in the development of this course and for the continued support of this federally-funded grant program. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. There are no copyright restrictions on this course; however, please credit the Wisconsin DPI and support of federal funds when copying all or part of this material. [34 CFR Sec. 75.620]

Introduction to the Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP) Module


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