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What’s New with the Postsecondary Transition Plan (PTP)

This page is intended to provide announcements and alerts regarding the PTP application.
 

PTP Update 11/30/16

“Create PTP” and “Match” Functions are Once Again Operational

As of November 29, 2016, PTP users are able to locate a student through the “Create PTP” option.  Student searches can be conducted by the student’s full name and date of birth or the student’s WISEid. Using just the WISEid is the most efficient method. Please note that if the WISEid is not available, student information will need to be entered in each of the three fields: last name, first name, and date of birth. Use the green “search” bar after entering the required information.  If the student cannot be located in the system, you will be prompted to create a record without a WISEid match using the gold “add student without WISEid” bar.

All records created without a WISEid (formerly WSN) in the past few months should now be “matched” and submitted to DPI.  Matches can be made by any PTP user with Director/Designee access. Matches can be made by going into the Locked but not Submitted report and selecting the student to match.

PTP Alert 9/14/16 (Updated 11/3/16)

Work to integrate the WISEid and PTP systems continues.  We apologize for the additional delay on the availability of WISEid matches for student PTP records. 

At this point, we anticipate PTP users will be able to make WISEid matches by mid-late November.  Initially, WISEid matches for students new to a district or with an initial PTP may take up to 24 hours to show up in the system.  By the end of the calendar year, all WISEid matches should display immediately in the PTP system.

We fully understand that PTPs without matches cannot be submitted within 30 days of a meeting, so please be assured that districts will not be deemed non-compliant for failure to submit to DPI within the required timeframe.  Districts should, however, lock, print, and send the PTP to the student and family with the rest of the IEP within that timeframe.

PTP Enhancement 9/1/16

On September 7, 2016, a new set of transition services will be available in the PTP application.  The new transition services have been designed to more accurately reflect the “service” aspect of transition services, and to align with the federal Workforce Opportunities and Innovation Act (WIOA).  Transition services selected from the old list will continue to appear on a student’s PTP, but IEP teams will no longer be able to select services from the old list when creating or revising a PTP.  “Other” remains an available option for IEP teams that wish to customize a student’s transition services.

PTP Alert 8/19/16

The PTP Application will be unavailable August 20 & 21, 2016 due to server maintenance.

WSN/WISE ID Matches in the PTP System Currently Unavailable 8/3/16

 

PTP Enhancements and Fixes 3/24/16

  • Submitted Report performance increased and name filter added
  • New Meeting report is now functional again.

PTP Update 2/29/16

We have made changes in the last few months to prevent users from using two or more browser tabs of the PTP application at the same time. If you do so, you may receive an application error and will need to log back into the PTP.

We recommend users do not use two tabs while using the PTP. If you need to refer to a previously submitted PTP, you can download the I-8 from the Revise Submitted PTP tab or the Student History report in the Reports tab. You can have that document open in another tab at the same time as the application.​

PTP Enhancements and Fixes 11/24/15

Blank I-8 PDF fix for Chrome

Minor changes to the ‘Other’ Descriptions report
Minor changes to the ‘Revise Submitted PTP’ tab
Automatic Deletion of PTPs – Timeframe shortened

PTP Workaround 10/22/15

 

PTP Alert 10/16/15

We have had several reports come in stating that users are sometimes seeing a blank I-8 PDF page. We have not changed how the PDF is generated, but browser and/or Adobe updates may have created this issue.

If this occurs, you can a) try to open the application in a different browser (Internet Explorer versus Google) or b) download the PDF and open the record in a PDF reader rather than the browser.

Contact your local IT staff for further support.

PTP Update 9/2/15

2015-2016 School Year – Tips, Reminders, and What’s New summary

PTP Enhancements and Fixes 6/18/15

This round of enhancements brings Mass Transfer functionality to Move Student (Director/Designee only) and also allows users to download the PDF of submitted PTPs directly from the Submitted and Student History reports.

PTP Enhancements and Fixes 5/28/15

This update addresses the issue raised in PTP Alert 5/08/15.

PTP Alert 05/08/15

If the meeting date of a PTP is May 1 or later, Transition Services and Courses of Study are required for the following school year rather than the current year if the student is not exiting. Due to this requirement, the 2014-2015 school year is no longer available to select in the dropdown list on these pages.

We have received multiple requests to add the current school year back to the dropdown list, but won’t be able to complete this work immediately. In the meantime, if you would like to add Transition Services and Courses of Study to 2014-2015 you can temporarily change the meeting date of the PTP to a date prior to May 1. 2014-2015 will then be available in the dropdown list on these pages. Be sure to change the meeting date back to the correct date prior to locking.

We will post an Enhancements and Fixes update once this functionality has been updated.

PTP Enhancements and Fixes 4/6/15

 

PTP Enhancements and Fixes 11/24/14

 

PTP Enhancements and Fixes 10/23/14

 

PTP Update 10/1/14

 

PTP Update 9/3/14

 

PTP Alert 03/19/14

The following issue is RESOLVED - Users were unable to create new PTPs or update existing PTPs late in the afternoon on March 19. Users received the PTP error page when attempting these actions. The new I-8 form may be completed if the PTP application is unavailable in the future.

PTP Alert 03/19/14

Currently users are unable to create new PTPs or update existing PTPs. Users will receive the PTP error page when attempting these actions. We are currently investigating the issue and will post an update as soon as it is available. The new I-8 form may be completed while the PTP application is unavailable.

PTP Update 2/21/14

 

PTP Enhancements beginning 2/6/14

 

PTP Enhancements beginning 12/2/13

 

PTP Alert 11/26/13

We experienced minor server issues on November 25th & 26th that left the PTP inaccessible, giving the message “Bad Gateway….” after a user attempted to login. The issue has been resolved.

PTP Alert 11/21/13

Beginning December 2, the PTP application will do a daily cleanup that will automatically delete any unlocked records created more than one year ago. Such records are likely drafts that were not implemented or duplicate records created in error. Locking records will prevent deletion.

PTP reminders to begin 2013-14 School Year 8/14/13

 

PTP Enhancements released on 5/15/13:

  1. Step 16: Transition Services
  2. Noncompliant PTPs - New Meeting Required
  3. School year selection

PTP Alert 4/17/13

  1. DPI has been notified of the difficulties users are experiences when creating new PTPs. The application navigation buttons are grayed out not allowing users to proceed or save.  We are working to identify the problem and resolve it as soon as possible. Check back to this website for updates.
  2. We experienced some login issues with PTP on 4/16/13 and in the morning of 4/17/13.  Login issues have been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

PTP Enhancements 4/8/13

PTP users with the access role of Director/Designee will now be able to access the “Delete PTP” feature in 2 additional ways:

  1. On the PTP Completion Page, select “Delete PTP” from the options provided.
  2. From the PTP Records - Students With No Associated WSN, click on the student’s name and the WSN match box will appear.

When developing the postsecondary goal in the area of education and training, a user should select “Other” and manually enter information if the student will be attending a Sheltered Workshop or Day Services Program.  See the Learn More button on this step for additional information, examples and resources.  See DPI’s summary of the OSEP guidance letter related to postsecondary transition planning for students with disabilities work placements and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

PTP Alert for 3/19/13:

The “Lock PTP” function has been restored to all PTP users.

PTP Alert for 3/15/13:

The “Lock PTP” function is currently unavailable to ALL users.  We hope to have this resolved early next week.  An update will be posted to this page when this has been rectified.   IEP teams may still create a new PTP; however, the PTP cannot be locked or revised at this time.

PTP Enhancements released on 2/21/13:

  1. Delete PTP function (Duplicate records)
  2. Career level added to Postsecondary Goal: Employment
  3. Additional Transition Services
  4. Edit Student Information if record was created without a WSN
  5. Return to Start of PTP/Return to End of PTP from the PTP completion page
  6. PTP Reports