A Systematic Review: College Preparedness and the Role of Special Education Professionals
Keywords:Students with disabilities, college transition, college and career readiness, special education professionals, individualized education plan
The purpose of this review is to systematically identify the benefits of the use of Morningstar and colleagues’ (2017) proposal of the College and Career Readiness Framework and the application of the six domains to individualized education plans and goals for students wishing to transition to post-secondary accommodations. Additionally, this review highlights areas of concern that impact a successful transition to college for students with documented disabilities that could be planned for utilizing a more personalized approach to Individualized Education Plan goal development and implementation for special education professionals. Ethical considerations are included to highlight the need for a more personalized and comprehensive transition plan for students who indicate post-secondary as a goal in their education plan.