Summary of Performance
What is the Summary of Performance?
The Summary of Performance (SoP) was made a requirement for students with disabilities upon the reauthorization of IDEA in 2004. The requirement states that:
“A public agency must provide the child with a summary of the child’s academic achievement and functional performance, which shall include recommendations on how to assist the child in meeting the child's measurable postsecondary goals.” -Federal Register Vol. 71 No. 156 300.305(e)(3)
The Summary of Performance is required for students with disabilities who:
- Graduate from high school with a regular diploma
- Exit high school due to reaching the maximum age (21)
- Complete an HSED and receive a diploma from their home school district
The SoP requirements are included on the P-3 (Notice of Graduation) in the WI DPI IEP forms.
NOTE: The SoP is NOT considered a part of the IEP, meaning that the IEP team does not have to convene to complete the SoP document. HOWEVER, the IEP team must meet to complete the P-3 Notice of Graduation.
The SoP can provide information on the exiting status of the student in many areas, including:
- Academics: reading, writing, and math in relation to the Common Core State Standards
- Functional skills: study skills, independent living, self-determination, etc.
- The impact of the student's disability on academics and functional skills
- The use and impact of assistive technology and other accommodations
- Recommendations of what technology and supports should be used by the student in postsecondary environments
Finally, the SoP can assist students and teachers in compiling the necessary documentation of disability that the student will require to access services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
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