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National Standards and Quality Indicators for Secondary Education and Transition Self-Assessment

The National Standards and Quality Indicators for Secondary Education and Transition Self-Assessment tool will be used to help your team plan for the 2005 National Leadership Summit.  As the Team Leader for your state, you are responsible for completing the following form in collaboration with your team members.

The National Standards and Quality Indicators for Secondary Education and Transition Self-Assessment was developed by the National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET). In November 2003, 30 national organizations assembled in Washington, DC to establish NASET, a national voluntary coalition. NASET members include national organizations representing general education, special education, career and technical education, youth development, postsecondary education, workforce development, and families. NASET was formed specifically to:

  • identify what youth need in order to achieve successful participation in postsecondary education and training, civic engagement, meaningful employment, and adult life; and
  • prioritize and address significant issues of national scale that have an impact on the provision of effective secondary education and transition services and policies for all youth.


Purpose of the Self-Assessment

The purpose of the National Standards and Quality Indicators for Secondary Education and Transition Self-Assessment is to help states:

  • better understand current operations;
  • identify areas of strength, weakness, and opportunity;
  • begin action for improving and scaling up systems; and
  • assess progress.

The self-assessment is designed to facilitate communication and sharing within and among interagency partners, based upon a common understanding of what constitutes quality and best practice in secondary education and transition. You are strongly encouraged to bring together key partners to complete the self-assessment. By completing this tool users will achieve a shared frame of reference which will help build commitment and focus for setting priorities and improving secondary education and transition practices at both state and local levels. 

The information obtained will ONLY be used by NCSET staff to further refine the content of the Summit and help your “team facilitator” — the NCSET appointed professional who will facilitate your team planning sessions at the 2005 Summit — become familiar with the work you would like to focus on while participating in the Summit.  The information will not be used by any federal program or agency to determine compliance. 


How to Complete and Submit the Form

The Pre-Summit Assessment is available as a printed form — to print, complete, and mail or fax to NCSET — in PDF.

To complete and submit the printed form, you will need to:

  • Download the Printed Pre-Summit Assessment in PDF, (172k, 18pgs)
    (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and view this file)
  • Share the form with your team members (mail, fax, or e-mail),
  • Come to agreement on the ratings for each standard among your members,
  • Write your team's answers to each item on the printed form, and
  • Mail or fax the completed form to: Laurie Grant, NCSET/UMN, Institute on Community Integration, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Room 6, Minneapolis MN 55455, (fax) 612-624-9344.

Completed Pre-Summit Assessments are due to NCSET by April 1, 2005.


Need Assistance?

If you need assistance with completing this form, please contact Donna Johnson at johns042@umn.edu or 612-624-1143.

 


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