Effective Practices (National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative, NTACT:C)


Transition education and services should be grounded in quality research. To do so, practitioners need information on which practices and programs are effective for students and youth with disabilities.

They also need to be able to services, instruction, and supports around factors associated with post-school success.

Effective practices are........

specific interventions to teach skills to secondary students and youth with disabilities and are based on the results of intervention research.  The effective practices we identify have been evaluated regarding the amount, type, and quality of the research conducted and are labeled as:

  • evidence-based,
  • research-based, or
  • promising

These designations indicate the confidence in the likely effectiveness of the intervention when implemented as defined and recommended.


All Disabilities Assessment Curriculum/Instructional Methods English Learners (ELs) Evidence-Based Practice General Education High School Instructional Strategies Middle School School Improvement State/National Organizations Transition