Post-School Survey & Outcomes


The annual Post-School Survey is administered from June 1 to November 1 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 by school district personnel via phone, and data are recorded in the Transition Systemic Framework (TSF), CCTS's online data collection platform. After the surveys are complete, CCTS analyzes these data and provides state and district-level reports.

Useful Documents

Post-School Survey Guide: 2017-2018 School Year

The Post-School Survey 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. The guide is available in two formats: Post-School Survey Guide - MSWORD and Post-School Survey Guide - PDF

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 2.0 Access and User Manual

The TSF 2.0 is CCTS's updated secure online data collection platform. The TSF 2.0 can be accessed from either of the following two links: or User Manuals are available in two formats: TSF 2.0 User Manual - MSWord and TSF 2.0 User Manual - PDF.

Data Requests

CCTS Data Request Form
Click the link above to request customized data reports pertaining to your district, ESD, or agency. Please allow CCTS one week to process and fulfill your request.