Post-School Survey & Outcomes

The annual Post-School Survey is administered from June 1 to October 31 each year. The survey is used to gather post-school outcome data in response to Indicator 14, one of 17 indicators addressed in Part B State Performance Plan under IDEA 2004.

One year after students graduate or permanently exit high school, school district personnel conduct the Post-School Survey by contacting students ages 16-21 who had an IEP. The surveys are administered via phone, and data are recorded in the survey form in the Transition Systemic Framework, CCTS' online data collection platform. After the surveys are complete, CCTS analyzes these data and provides state and district-level reports.

Useful Documents

2016-2017 Post-School Survey Guide - New for 2017!
Click the link above to download the PDF. The guide is designed to give both new and experienced special education teachers and administrators an overview of the Post-School Survey process, timeline, and strategies for increasing response rates. You can also preview/download the document below.

Keeping Track of Leavers Spreadsheet
Click the link above to download the Excel spreadsheet. District managers can use this template to create a master-tracking system for district leavers, keeping it updated throughout the year.

Post-School Survey Postcards
Click the link above to complete the CCTS Informational Material Request Form. Hard copies of Post-School Survey Postcards, Student and Family Transition Resource Brochures, and CCTS Transition Flowcharts are currently available free of charge to school districts and ESDs within Washington state. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

Post-School Survey Student Contact Form
Click the link above to download the PDF. Use this form to collect students' contact information before they leave high school, and keep on file for the next year's survey.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Click the link above to access a list of definitions and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Post-School Survey. 

TSF Access and Training ModulesClick the link above to access the Transition Systemic Framework and Post-School Survey training modules. The modules are designed to guide District Managers through the TSF, CCTS's online data collection system, for use with the Post-School Survey.

2016-2017 Post-School Survey Guide