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1 Presented by The New Jersey Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs Post-School Outcomes Issues for Large States

2 NJ Population & School Enrollment NJ Population, 2006 estimate 8,724,560 NJ Population, 2006 estimate 8,724,560 US Population 299,398,484 US Population 299,398, Enrollment NJ Total for = 1,387, Enrollment NJ Total for = 1,387, Dropouts New Jersey Total for = 9, Dropouts New Jersey Total for = 9,009 Persons per square mile of land area: State people per mi.Rank New Jersey Alabama Alaska

3 Fast Facts New Jersey has counties and 566 municipalities. 21 counties and 566 municipalities. 8,414,350 residents (as of 2000). 8,414,350 residents (as of 2000). 3,064,645 households (as of 2000). 3,064,645 households (as of 2000). 314 public libraries. 314 public libraries. 1,866 public elementary schools. 1,866 public elementary schools. 398 public secondary schools. 398 public secondary schools. 132 private high schools. 132 private high schools. 20 four-year colleges. 20 four-year colleges. 21 two-year colleges. 21 two-year colleges. 7,504.8 square miles of land. 7,504.8 square miles of land. 8, square miles total area. 8, square miles total area. 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. 34,268 miles of highways and roads 34,268 miles of highways and roads

4 1. National Issue 2. Federal Requirement 3. Critical for Program Development at all levels of education Post School outcome data collection is …

5 “My question is: Are we making an impact?” $16,921 x 12 years of education = $203,052 Source: National Education Association 2004

6 Graduation Day

7 For the first time in 30 years States are required to collect Post-School outcome data

8 Part B: SPP Indicator #14 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) 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)

9 Purpose of the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act IDEA 2004 A free appropriate public education designed to meet their unique needs prepare students for further education, employment and independent living. A free appropriate public education designed to meet their unique needs prepare students for further education, employment and independent living.

10 You may ask yourself – How did I get here? The NPSO Sampling Calculator Census annually vs. Sampling

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12 Post-School Outcome Study NPSO tools and guidance NPSO tools and guidance Sampling Calculator Sampling Calculator 41 districts – 1 st cohort 41 districts – 1 st cohort 2541 student exiters 2541 student exiters Data Collection Process Data Collection Process Response Calculator Response Calculator Data Analysis Data Analysis Federal Reporting Federal Reporting Feedback to districts Feedback to districts

13 Tracking Students Post-School Outcomes

14 Response Rate & Engagement Rate Response Rate = 66.75% Response Rate = 66.75% Engagement Rate = 79% Engagement Rate = 79% of New Jersey youth with disabilities who exited in have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of post secondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school. SPP/APR Baseline Data of Students Engaged

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19 Engagement Statewide Competitively Employed Only 27 % Postsecondary School Only 9 % Both Employed and School 43 % Other 13 % Neither 8 % SPP/APR % Engaged 79 %

20 By Gender FemaleMale Competitively Employed only 21%31% Postsecondary School Only 10%8% Both Employed & School 47%41% Other12%13% Neither9%7% SPP?APR % Engaged 78%80%

21 By Category of Disability SLDEDMROA Compet.Employed26%32%40%27% Postsec.School9%9%7%9% Both E &S 47%45%11%35% Other11%8%22%17% Neither6%6%20%12% SPR/APR % Engaged 83%86%58%71%

22 Next Steps Use data for: Use data for: – Federal Reporting – Public Reporting – Monitoring/Improvement Planning – Technical Assistance and Training

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25 What does the data tell us? EXAMPLE of a RED FLAG: Student labeled MR Student labeled MR Has no SLE experiences Has no SLE experiences Has no referral to Adult Services Has no referral to Adult Services Has no outcome Has no outcome

26 Setting Targets Indicator 14: % of New Jersey youth with disabilities who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of post secondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school. Indicator 14: % of New Jersey youth with disabilities who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of post secondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school.

27 Considerations for Setting Targets Baseline data = 79% engagement Baseline data = 79% engagement Federal APR Checklist indicates last year must be higher than baseline year. Federal APR Checklist indicates last year must be higher than baseline year.

28 Bob Haugh – (609) Any Questions?


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