On January 8, 2021, BSE Director Carole L. Clancy released a PennLink memo titled State Performance Plan Data Requirements – Postsecondary School Survey (Cohort 1 Exit). The accountability requirement under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 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 2020-21 school year, LEAs assigned to target sampling Year 1 are required to administer Exit Surveys. During 2021-22, these same LEAs will be required to complete the Post-School Surveys. The following information specifically addresses Exit Survey administration for 2020-21. LEAs assigned to target sampling Year 1, as listed below, 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 22, 2020 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 https://www.pattan.net/Graduation-Post-Secondary-Outcomes/Educational-Initiatives/Post-School-Outcomes/PaPOS-Trainings.
- Participate in the Pennsylvania Post-School Outcome Survey Cohort – Exit Survey Overview and Procedural Training Webinar scheduled for February 23, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration is required and may be accessed directly at https://www.pattan.net/Events/Webinar/Course-1838/Events/Session-34815. Please note, those who registered for the September 22, 2020 training are already registered.