BSE Director Clancy Reminds LEAs of State Performance Plan Data Requirements – Postsecondary School Survey (Cohort 2 Exit) (January 21, 2022)

On January 21, 2022, Carole L. Clancy, Director of the PDE Bureau of Special Education, disseminated a Penn Link titled State Performance Plan Data Requirements – Postsecondary School Survey (Cohort 2 Exit). According to the memo, the accountability requirement under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) mandates each state determine the extent to which students are achieving transition outcomes (State Performance Plan Indicator 14). To meet the federal reporting requirement, each local educational agency (LEA) is mandated to administer Exit- and Post-School Surveys to students (who have graduated, dropped out, or reached the maximum age) with individualized education programs (IEPs) once over a five-year period, based on the LEA’s assignment to a targeted sampling year.

For the 2021-22 school year, LEAs assigned to target sampling Year 2 are required to administer Exit Surveys. During 2022-23, these same LEAs will be required to complete the Post-School Surveys. The following information specifically addresses Exit Survey administration for 2021-22. LEAs assigned to target   sampling Year 2, are required to address the following:

Administer the Exit Survey for all student leavers (graduates, dropouts, and students who reach maximum age) who have IEPs. To access information from the September 21, 2021 webinar regarding the administration of the Exit Surveys, including a Frequently Asked Questions document and supporting handouts from the training, visit the Post School Outcomes webpage at PaTTAN – PaPOS Exit Survey Overview and Procedural Trainings.

Participate in the Pennsylvania Post-School Outcome Survey Cohort – Exit Survey Overview and Procedural Training Webinar scheduled for February 22, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration is required and  may be accessed directly at PaTTAN – Session-35803. Please note if you registered for the September 21, 2021 training, you are already registered. For questions about the Exit Survey or Indicator 14 process, please contact PaTTAN Educational Consultant Elaine Neugebauer at ENeugebauer@pattanpgh.net.