Presentation on theme: "Collecting and Using Post-School Outcome Data New Mexico Cadre Summer Camp June 11-12, 2007."— Presentation transcript:
Collecting and Using Post-School Outcome Data New Mexico Cadre Summer Camp June 11-12, 2007
IDEA Purpose (d)(1)(A) to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.
Indicator 14 Percent of youth who had IEPs, are no longer in secondary school and who are competitively employed, enrolled in some type of postsecondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school.
Overview of Presentation The Who, What, When, & How of Indicator 14 Strategies for gathering post-school outcome data Strategies to report for use NPSO products and resources Question you have
The WHO: Who are data collected on? All graduates/completers Aged-out out of school (age 21) Early leavers/drop outs
The WHAT: What data are collected? In-School: Contact information Demographic characteristics Leaving status Post-School: Employment Post-secondary school & training
The HOW: How are data collected? Survey Methods Mail survey Phone survey for students need assistance with mail surveys Web-based survey (in process)
The WHEN: When are data collected? In-School: During last year of attendance Method for capturing early leavers Post-School: 1 year out of school Between April and September
By WHOM: Who collects the data? SEA staff Provide LEA excel file of names of students Training/compensation for LEA time and duties for survey administration LEA staff Provide staff to mail out surveys Provide liaison to assist students who need help in survey completion
Strategies for Data Collection to Increase Response Rate Obtain accurate exit contact information Obtain multiple methods of contact of individuals at exit Inform participants they will have opportunity to complete a survey 1 year out NPSO product: Collecting PSO Data: Locating Hard-to-Find Youth
Using PSO Data Define audience for use Present meaningful data –What does the audience want to know? –What decisions will be made from data? Future NPSO data use products & data templates
Using PSO data (cont.) Present data for best use –Trend (multiple year) data? –Comparison data (e.g., state, national, other populationse.g., gen. ed.)?
Some use questions What is our districts employment rate across time? How do our former students employment rates compare to the state/NLTS2s employment rates? How do our districts PSO rates compare to our States targets (benchmarks)? How do our female students compare with our male students on post-school outcomes? How do students with EBD compare with other youth with disabilities on post-school outcomes?
Data Presentation Clearly presented (tabular or graphically) Data described through legend or keys Visually appealing, yet will pass the copy test