BSE Reminds LEAS of State Performance Plan Data Requirements – Postsecondary School Survey (Cohort 3 Exit) (January 28, 2023)

On January 24, 2023 PDE Director of the Bureau of Special Education(BSE) Carole L. Clancy sent a PennLink message to LEA leaders across the state . The message, titled State Performance Plan Data Requirements – Postsecondary School Survey (Cohort 3 Exit), stated that 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 an Exit Process 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 2022-2023 school year, LEAs assigned to target sampling Year 3 are required to administer the Exit Process.    During 2023-2024 these same LEAs will be required to complete the Post-School Surveys.

 The following information specifically addresses the Exit Process administration for 2022-23. LEAs assigned to target sampling Year 3, as listed below, are required to address the following:
-Administer the Exit Process for all student leavers (graduates, dropouts, and students who reach maximum age) who have IEPs. To access information from the September 21, 2022 webinar regarding the administration of the Exit Process, 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 – The Exit Process Overview and Procedural Training Webinar is scheduled for February 21, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Registration is required and may be accessed directly at PaTTAN – Session-37114. Note: Those who registered for the September 21, 2022 training are already registered for this training.

Those with questions about The Exit Process or Indicator 14 process, are advised to contact PaTTAN Educational Consultant Elaine Neugebauer at