PSO Resources

The federal law that governs how public and state institutions provide special education and related services to youth with disabilities is under IDEA.  In order to comply with IDEA, states must report annually to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).  One of the indicators being reported is B-14, or Post-School Outcomes.  B-14 is the measurement of any post-school engagement outcomes for youth with disabilities.  It is defined, within IDEA, as the percentage of youth who:

  • are no longer in secondary school,
  • had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and
  • within one year of leaving high school, met reporting requirements for one of the post-school engagement outcomes.

In order to assist Oregon School Districts in the Post-School Outcomes collection, we have provided a series of four training sessions along with additional resources to inform statewide data collectors.  Under these four categories, you will find the recorded PowerPoint document as well as additional resources that pertain to the category.

  • What is Post-School Outcomes?
  • Conducting Interviews for Post-School Outcomes:  Strategies and Techniques- The Exit Interview
  • Conducting Interviews for Post-School Outcomes:  Strategies and Techniques- The Follow-Up Interview
  • Using PSO Data to Celebrate and Inform Program Change


What is PSO?

Post-School Outcomes (PSO) are reporting categories used in the Indicator B-14 data collection.  They can be divided into two broad categories:  Any Engagement and No Engagement.  These data are collected not just for state and federal reporting, but for program analysis, celebration and improvement.

What is PSO? (Training Video)


Follow-Up Interview

The Follow-Up Interview is the tool used in collecting post-school outcome data.  Districts and schools will conduct these required interviews by contacting former students who were receiving Special Education Services one year beyond exit from high school.  These interviews are conducted via phone by school district personnel.  After the surveys are complete, the analyzed data will provide both state and district level reports in order to help inform program change for future students.