Post-School Outcomes (Ind. 14)

This section focuses primarily on the components of Indicator 14 which is concerned with the degree to which students that graduate or exit high school are working and attending postsecondary education.

Through the Office of Special Education Programs, the U. S. Department of Education required states to develop State Performance Plans (SPP) on 20 indicators, on which data must be submitted annually via Annual Performance Reports (APR). Indicator 14 states:

The percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:

A.        Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school.

B.        Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school.

C.        Enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school.


OSSE is responsible for administering a follow-up survey to each student who had an IEP and is no longer in secondary school within one year of leaving high school. Each LEA is responsible for providing OSSE accurate demographic information prior to the student graduating or exiting high school.

OSSE Guidance

OSSE Indicator 14 Measurement Table

Indicator 14: Percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:

A.  Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school.

B.  Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school.

C.  Enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school.

                (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B))


Resources

National Post-school Outcomes Center http://www.psocenter.org/   This site contains presentations, tools and products related to collecting post-school outcome information from students after they graduate, exit or dropout of school.

The National Longitudinal Transition Study [NLTS2] http://www.nlts2.org/ This site contains detailed results from the National Longitudinal Study-2, a ten year national study following a group of students after they exit school to learn more about on a wide range of important topics, such as high school coursework, extracurricular activities, academic performance, postsecondary education and training, employment, independent living, and community participation.

PACER Parent Brief http://www.pacer.org/publications/parentbriefs/ParentBrief_MeasuringTransitionSuccess.pdf

Post-school Outcomes Center website links to Superstar videos http://www.psocenter.org/superstar.html

PSO/PACER
http://www.psocenter.org/Docs/ToolsAndProducts/DataCollection/Survey/PSOSurveysComingSoontoaStudentNearYou.pdf

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