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Graduation Guidance


Many of you have been asking about Indiana Diploma Decisions, the guide for teachers and families from the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center, originally published in 2015. Because of the extent of the changes to the Certificate of Completion, graduation pathways, and diploma options, the guide was in need of an update, so you won’t find it among our resources on the INSTRC website. We’ve taken it down while INSTRC and DOE staff work on a new model.
It may takes us some time, so please be patient. In the meantime, we recognize that teachers and special education departments around the state need resources.  Here’s a compilation of information from DOE that may help.  Print and post!
We promise: You’ll be the first to know when Indiana Diploma Decisions is back online!

Graduation Pathways (includes link to High School Diploma resources):https://www.doe.in.gov/graduation-pathways
Coffee Talk Video/Certification of Completionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Q44eTf4cv-8&feature=youtu.be

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Last week’s tip included a link to the “Transition IEP Requirements Checklist.”  We’ve revised that—we apologize for the confusion. The 2018-19 checklist includes two sub-questions under Question 6 (measurable goals) that were inadvertently left off the version we sent last week.  We’ve since updated the checklist online and in the version of the Tuesday’s Tip that’s posted on the website. Here’s the direct link: Transition IEP Requirements Checklist.

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