BSE’s Clancy Releases Memo: State Performance Plan Data Requirements – Postsecondary School Survey (Cohort 1 Exit) (January 11, 2021)

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:

For questions about the Exit Survey or Indicator 14 process, please contact PaTTAN Educational Consultants Hillary Mangis at hmangis@pattan.net or Jacki Lyster at jlyster@pattan.net