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Summary of Performance Q&A

Students who are receiving special education services when leaving high school and who are leaving due to receiving a regular diploma or by reaching the maximum age of eligibility are required to have a Summary of Performance.

Although information is gathered throughout the year, the Summary of Performance should ideally be provided to the student just prior to leaving the public education system.

No, only those students who leave high school with a regular diploma or by reaching maximum age of eligibility require a Summary of Performance. FAPE has not ended and they may return to continue special education or regular education services until 21.
No, if special education services have ended prior to the student leaving the high school setting with a regular diploma or by reaching the maximum age of eligibility, no Summary of Performance is required. If the special education student drops out, no Summary of Performance is required.
No, the Summary of Performance is NOT a part of the IEP; it falls under the section of IDEA 2004 that determines the need for reevaluation prior to exiting special education.
No, the Summary of Performance is not regarded as the IEP and is clearly identified as a separate process from the IEP.
This does not need to be a formal meeting, but documentation that the Summary has been reviewed and provided should be obtained. This can be done by collecting signatures on the Summary of Performance.
No, IDEA 2004 clearly indicates that schools have NO obligation to provide assessment solely for the identification or eligibility for other agencies or services not related to K-12 education.
No, the Summary of Performance is provided when the student approaches the termination of his/her Free and Appropriate Public Education and therefore is based on the attainment of the diploma or the reaching of maximum age of eligibility (the student’s progress on IEP goals and objectives is not a factor).
Students who leave high school under the circumstances above must have an eligibility review meeting to establish the change in eligibility. A student may continue to qualify for special education, but choose to leave the public education system. It is important to note that for these students, FAPE has not ended and they may return to continue special education or regular education services until age 21.
No, students who are expelled and have an IEP are still entitled to FAPE and therefore shall not receive a Summary of Performance until they have either received a regular diploma or reached the maximum age of eligibility.