In Running Project Part One, you will be analyzing the transition services for the Kingsport City School district. I have completed the Quality Indicators of Effective Transition Services Needs Assessment (TQI). This instrument is designed to evaluate transition programs across seven transition domains. You must read over the survey, review the score, and write a summary of results across all domains.
Effective Transition Services presentations and information can be found here ? Click
The survey is uploaded for you as a PDF to reference as you complete this project and turn in with this project.
You must turn in a paper that summarizes the results of the data for each of the 7 transition domains. Your paper must include a priority domain area based upon the results of the TQI and your summary analysis.
You must turn in the following:
1. The results from the survey. Please include the actual completed TQI summary page as an attachment to the back of your report.
2. A paper (three to four pages double-spaced) addressing the following areas:
• Describe your school district and setting to provide a context for this report. Provide a description of:
(a) The type of community (suburban); Kingsport, TN is home to the global headquarters of Eastman Chemical Company. Its culture and scenery are enjoyed without the crowds and noise accompanying many other Southern cities. Kingsport offers the amenities and opportunities of a large city, with the cost of living and quality of life of small-town living. It also houses a great educational environment. Students receive topnotch education and top priority – one of its high schools is ranked as a top four percent American Public High School.
(b) The size (number of students in school district; The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students.
(c) Percentage of students receiving Free and Reduced Meals (FARM); 42 %
(c.2) Percentage of students in special education; 17%
(d) Racial/ethnic composition;
Population by Race
White Population 92.26%
Black or African American Population 3.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native Population 0.27%
Asian Population 0.81%
Multi-racial Population 2.01%
Other Population 0.98%
Population by Ethnicity
Population Hispanic 2.31%
Population Non Hispanic 97.69%

(e) Your job title; SPECIAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT – Social and Academic Modification Program
(f) Description of your students; grades 6th-8th grade students with different disabilities that include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Delay, Other Health Impairments, and Developmental Delay.
(g) Description of your job duties; The job of Special Education Instructional Assistant – Social and Academic Modification classroom was established for the purpose/s of working with individual and/or small groups of students under the supervision of a professionally licensed teacher in the supervision and instruction of students in the Special Education SAM Program. Employees in this classification will receive a variety of assignments including classroom support, Assists students, under supervision of special education and/or regular education teachers, in working toward meeting IEP objectives and goals, Assists regular and special education teachers in facilitating modifications and/or adaptations in the educational environment, instructional materials and/or equipment for special education students, Assists in completing special education paperwork which may include maintaining census, updating IEP’s, maintaining progress reports, grading individual student work, maintaining special education notebooks, etc., and Participates as needed (per appropriate techniques, as trained), in restraining students (e.g. whose behavior is disruptive or dangerous to self and/or others).
• Review and summarize the results of the survey across all 7 domains. As part of the summary analysis, be sure to rank order the domains from the first being the one needing the least amount of improvements, to the domain most in need of improvement. Be sure to include the domain mean scores for each of the 7 domains when you describe each domain. Describe both the strengths and needs for each domain area (i.e., at least 2 strengths and 2 needs for each domain). You can use the individual survey items from each domain to help structure your summary, however, it is not expected that the paper is a review of every single one of the 47 items on the survey.
• Select one domain area that you believe is the most critical to address and that you will research for Running Project Part 2. Be sure to describe why you believe this domain is most in need and support your discussion with a variety of sources:
(a) The results from the QI survey; Uploaded for you.
(b) Results from interviews you may have completed with others in your district; none
(c) Any other information related to the domain areas; I will upload as much information I can about Kingsport City School transition.
Be sure to review over the linked website presentations on Transition posted above, as it will help you better understand the transition domains.

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Description of School District & Setting: Describe your school district and setting by providing statistics for the following
1. Type of community (e.g. urban, rural, suburban)
2. Size (number of students in school or district)
3. % FARM
4. % Special Education
5. Race/ethnicity composition No data provided Includes data for 1 or fewer of the 5 identified characteristics. Includes data from 2 of the 5identified characteristics Includes data from 3 of the identified characteristics. Includes data from 4 of the 5 of the identified characteristics. Includes data from all five identified characteristics.
Description of Job: Describe your job, including:
1. Your job title
2. Description of your students
3. Job duties No description provided Job title provided. Student population and job duties are not provided. Job title provided. Description of student population is described but might be missing critical information. Job duties are not described. Job title provided. Description of student population is not described. Job duties are briefly described (e.g. teaching functional academics, job development, etc.). Job title provided. Description of student population is missing critical information (e.g. age, disability, or setting). Job duties are briefly described (e.g. teaching functional academics, job development, etc.). Description includes job title, and clear description of student population (e.g. age, disability, setting). Job duties are briefly described (e.g. teaching functional academics, job development, etc.).
Domain 1 No description provided. Briefly reviewed the results of the survey. Did not identify sufficient strengths or weaknesses. Specificity of the summaries were significantly lacking details. Domains were not Ranked Reviewed the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses but less than minimum of 2 each and lacking details needed to fully understand the summary. Rank not included in description or not in correct order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described strengths and/or weaknesses for a minimum of 2 each. The summary was lacking specificity and details. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses but the level of detail was lacking some specificity. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey concisely and with sufficient detail. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses in sufficient detail. Ranked in appropriate order.
Domain 2 No description provided. Briefly reviewed the results of the survey. Did not identify strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described one strength and one weakness. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order.
Domain 3 No description provided. Briefly reviewed the results of the survey. Did not identify strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described one strength and one weakness. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order.
Domain 4 No description provided. Briefly reviewed the results of the survey. Did not identify strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described one strength and one weakness. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order.
Domain 5 No description provided. Briefly reviewed the results of the survey. Did not identify strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described one strength and one weakness. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order.
Domain 6 No description provided. Briefly reviewed the results of the survey. Did not identify strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described one strength and one weakness. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order.
Domain 7 No description provided. Briefly reviewed the results of the survey. Did not identify strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Rank not included in description. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described either strengths or weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described one strength and one weakness. Ranked in appropriate order. Reviewed & summarized the results of the survey. Described 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses. Ranked in appropriate order.
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Rationale for target domains No rationale provided. Rationale does not align with the survey findings and did not include additional information or the information provided did not align with the survey results. Rationale includes references to the survey data only. Rational includes references to the survey data and some additional information describing primarily personal experiences without support from other sources. Rationale includes references to the survey data and some brief information from outside sources (e.g. teacher interviews; other data collected in district; professional experiences). Rationale includes references to the survey data and also includes detailed information from other multiple outside sources (e.g. teacher interviews; other data collected in district; professional experiences)

Total Points
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