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About TransQUAL Online
TransQUAL Online is a tool to support school district teams as they continuously review and improve their
practices in career development and transition. TransQUAL is built on the New York State Transition Quality
Indicators Self-Assessment (TQI), adapted from the Taxonomy for Transition Programming (P.Kohler, 1996).
TransQUAL Online is designed for use in a collaborative manner, bringing together educators, parents, student
leaders, agency personnel, and business people.
Features of TransQUAL Online
Password-Protected Accounts: Each educational program has its own unique account. When a TransQUAL planning team signs in, they view their contact information, team members, and the results of previous planning efforts.
Collaborative Self-Assessment: The self-assessment portion of TransQUAL Online is made up of 66 Transition Quality Indicators (TQI), which have been sorted into 5 categories:
1) Educational Program Structure; 2) Interagency and Interdisciplinary Collaboration; 3) Family Involvement; 4) Student Involvement; and 5) Student Development.
Collaborative planning teams have the opportunity to select one or more of these areas for further study. Planning teams quickly prioritize one or more indicators for work plan development.
Work Plan Development: Once an indicator has been selected for work plan development, TransQUAL Online brings the planning team to a work plan development web page.
Progress Measurement: Completed Work Plans can be reviewed by team member through an online Progress Report, linking Work Plan activities with results for students.
Resource Links and a Discussion Forum: TransQUAL Online planning teams can navigate to a list of Internet links, organized by the 5 categories above, of effective national practices and resources. Teams may also engage in threaded discussions to make announcements or pose questions to our growing TransQUAL Online community.
About the Project
New York State Education Department, Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
TransQUAL Development Team
For their feedback and ideas, we gratefully acknowledge
- Joanne LaCross, NYSED VESID
- NYS Transition Coordination Site Network
- Bonnie Doren, University of Oregon
- Peter FitzGerald, University of Oregon
- Catherine Fowler, NSTTAC
- Jarry Kortering, NSTTAC
- Joe Timmons, NCSET
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