Resources & Guidance
NTACT provides resources and guidance in the following areas:
Guidance for student-centered transition planning, education, and services. Resources include online modules, toolkits, checklists, practice descriptions, lesson plans, work-based learning experience guidance, and resources for students. Video Overview
Types of Resources
NTACT develops annotated bibliographies of the research conducted on current topics in secondary transition, school completion, and post-school success to assist novice and seasoned researchers. Most often these are topics for which an evidence-based, research-based, nor promising practice have yet been identified; however, are important to the field.
Data tools include Excel-based and web-based data analysis and use tools. These resources include a suite of resources to assist schools and districts making intervention and program decisions focused on school completion and dropout prevention; web-based tools to examine and improve upon SPP/APR Part B indicators 1, 2, 13, 14; as well as self-assessments and a strategic planning tool for interdisciplinary/ interagency teams.
Lesson Plan Library
Each practice description links to at least one research-to-practice lesson plan starter. The Lesson Plan Library allows you to search for and link directly to the lesson plans, by topic.
See what’s happening in other states. What resources are available from other states regarding quality transition planning, graduation, dropout prevention, interagency collaboration, family engagement, or data-use for students with disabilities? You may also view information regarding the activities in which NTACT is involved in each State, territory, the District of Columbia, or the Bureau of Indian Education. Click a State on the map or select it from the list to learn more.
Practice & Predictor Descriptions
NTACT has developed Practice and Predictor Descriptions for the Effective Practices and Predictors identified. Each description includes information regarding the level of evidence, general description of the practice, and examples of settings and populations with whom the practice has been implemented successfully.
Presentations & Webinars
NTACT’s webinar recordings and materials from previously hosted webinars are accessible here. They are organized by the dates they were hosted (most recent to oldest).
NTACT develops Quick Guides on topics that have relevance to secondary students with disabilities, but have been thoroughly researched and described by other organizations or centers. The Quick Guides overview the topic and its relevance for secondary students with disabilities and provide links to resources that may be useful for administrators, education and vocational rehabilitation practitioners, family members, or youth.
NTACT has developed (or updated) toolkits of background information and resources on a variety of topics important to our charge of assisting SEAs and SVRAs in supporting LEAs and VR counselors as they implement effective practices to ensure students with disabilities graduate prepared for postsecondary education and employment. These are comprehensive, practical guides to these topics.