The post-school survey, piloted in Washington in 1998, collects information on transition plan goals and on postsecondary outcomes including enrollment in education/training programs, employment, and contact with agencies after graduation. The annual collection and reporting of these data are mandated under IDEA Part B Indicator 14 as defined below. Results are used by districts, agencies and others in improving outcomes for youth with disabilities.
There were 6760 special education graduates and students who exited or dropped out between the ages of 16-21 during the 2009-2010 school year. Of these students, 4,331 were contacted one year after leaving high school. Click on the graph for a larger view.
This graph shows the Post-School data disaggregated by disability. Some disability cateogries were left off of this report to preserve the confidentiality of small sample sizes. Click on the graph for a larger view.
IDEA (2004) Part B SPP Indicator 14
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004) Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 14 is in place to measure the state's percent of youth who had IEPs, are no longer in secondary school and who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of postsecondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B))