Transition from Part C to Part B
Indicator 12: Percent of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B, and who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays. For current information regarding this indicator please review the APR.
The Program Participation System (PPS) was collaboratively developed by the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Health Services as an electronic referral and reporting system to ensure children participating in county Birth to 3 Programs (Part C) experience a smooth and effective transition to local education agency (LEA) early childhood programs (Part B). County Birth to 3 Programs use PPS to electronically refer children receiving Birth to 3 services to the LEA for early childhood special education services. LEAs use PPS to access these referrals and submit the required Indicator 12 data for each referred child.
Web Access Management System (WAMS) - How to get a WAMS ID
Use this site to create a WAMS User ID. This is needed to access WISA and/or PPS. This is a one-time activity.
|Wisconsin Integrated Security Application (WISA)
Authorized Users Only
WISA is the application used by the LEA’s PPS Security Coordinator to manage PPS access. Each LEA is required to designate an individual as the PPS Security Coordinator.
To access WISA, a WAMS user ID and password is required.
|Program Participation System (PPS)
- Early Childhood Transition
PPS is used by authorized users to search for children referred from county Birth to 3 Programs and enter data for these children needed for Indicator 12 specific to early childhood transition.
To access PPS, a WAMS user ID and password is required.
|Note: WISA and PPS both require Internet Explorer be used as the web browser. Additionally, if Internet Explorer 10 or 11 is being used, WISA/PPS must be added to your compatibility view settings (Tools – Compatibility View Settings – Add wisconsin.gov).|
For PPS Users:
- PPS Common Problems and Solutions August 2016
- Ensuring IEP/PPS Data Accuracy, May 30, 2012
- Program Participation System Directions, August 31, 2010
- Guidance on Indicator 12 Reason Selections, March 24, 2011
- Introduction to PPS
For Security Coordinators:
- Security Coordinator Step-by-Step Directions, July 2016
- List of PPS Security Coordinators, July 2017
- PPS: Security Coordinator Training For Directors of Special Education
Each Director of Special Education must view this Security Coordinator Training in preparation for using the PPS. The presentation covers how to obtain a WAMS ID and register to use PPS as the Security Coordinator, as well as how to set up additional LEA users in PPS.
Recorded Presentation (WMV) - PowerPoint Presentation - Speaker Notes