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Multi-pronged research studies will determine the effectiveness of the Student-Directed Transition Planning (SDTP) lessons.

Social Validity

Social validity demonstrates how appropriate and useful the SDTP lessons and methods will be to educators, families, and students. Advisory committee members, teachers and adult service providers, several of whom represent or work with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families, provided input into the SDTP scope and sequence and revisions until they become satisfied with the appropriateness and usefulness of the lessons.

Effectiveness of SDTP to Increase Students' Knowledge

The first study will determine the knowledge gained by students using the SDTP lessons, compared to a group of students who will not use the lessons. We anticipate that the students who will receive SDTP instruction will show meaningful and significant increases in their transition knowledge and transition self-efficacy.

Impact of SDTP on Student IEP Meetings

The second study will examine how students and families who use the SDTP lessons participate in transition IEP meetings discussions compared to students who did not use the SDTP lessons. We anticipate that students who will receive SDTP instruction will show meaningful and significant increases in their transition IEP meeting discussions and transition meeting self-efficacy.

Results from these studies will be posted on this location as they become available. Other research groups who wish to undertake their own efficacy studies using the SDTP materials may certainly do so. Please send the results to zarrowcenter@ou.edu so that the findings may be posted.