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
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.
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.
- Contacting Hard-to-Find Youth: Strategies for the Post-School Survey (PDF)
- PSO Interview Training Handout (PDF)
- Measurements: Post-School Follow-Up (PDF)
- Post-Secondary Follow-up Interview Fillable PDF - English (PDF)
- Follow-Up Telephone Survey Script (Word)
- Post Secondary Follow-Up Interview - Spanish (Word)
- Post-Secondary Follow-Up Handout - English (Word)
- Post-Secondary Follow-Up Handout - Spanish (Word)
The Exit Interview is an integral part of the Post-School-Outcomes data collection. The interview can be completed anytime during the school year in which the student will exit or graduate. The interview will be valuable in many ways, making a final connection with the student, assisting students with future plans and resources, and very importantly, obtaining contact information necessary to perform the mandated Follow-Up Interview one year beyond student exit.
- Agreement to Participate: Parent/Guardian Permission for Students 17 and Younger (English) (Word)
- Agreement to Participate: Parent/Guardian Permission for Students 17 and Younger (Spanish) (Word)
- Agreement to Participate: Permission for Students 18 and Older (English) (Word)
- Agreement to Participate: Permission for Students 18 and Older (Spanish) (Word)
- Post School Interview Guide for Student and Family (English) (PDF)
- PSO Postcards 4/Page (English) (Word)
- PSO Postcards 4/Page (Spanish) (Word)
- PSO Postcards 2/Page (English) (Word)
- PSO Postcards 2/Page (Spanish) (Word)
- Exit Interview Instructions (English) (Word)
- Exit Interview Form (English) (PDF)
- Exit Interview Form (Spanish) (PDF)