Each public education agency (PEA) that serves transition-aged students with disabilities is required to participate in the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey every year. Students who exited high school are contacted and administered a 14-question survey designed to capture student engagement in post-secondary education/training or employment. Data obtained from the PSO Survey facilitates results-driven analysis and improvement to secondary transition programs at the state and local levels.
The 2022 PSO Survey is now available!
The 2022 PSO data collection season is finally here! The season launched Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and will promptly close at11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022. Please plan accordingly to ensure that you can collect and enter all surveys into the online platform before the closure of the data collection season. As a reminder, Transition Specialists are available throughout the 2022 PSO season to assist as needed. Please send any questions or concerns to the PSO Inbox.
PSO Survey Resources
Post School Outcomes: Prep for Success—Strategies for the 2022 Post School Outcomes Season session
Prep for Success - Strategies for the 2022 Post School Outcomes season
PSO Survey Companion Document (English Version) Technical assistance document to support facilitating a conversation with survey respondents. This resource includes example follow-up questions, recommendations, and resources for the PSO data collection season.
PSO Survey Companion Document (Spanish Version) Technical assistance document translated to Spanish that supports facilitating a conversation with survey respondents. This resource includes example follow-up questions, recommendations, and resources for the PSO data collection season. *Please note; this document is awaiting review for accessibility.
We are very excited to celebrate districts and charters for their hard work and dedication in completing PSO requirements! The PEA Celebration web page serves to recognize and congratulate PEAs that went above and beyond over this and prior data collection seasons.
Analyze Your District's PSO Results
Results for your district are available in the PSO Application under the "Reports" tab. The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition team is developing an updated PEA Data Analysis Tool. Announcements will be shared via PSO Newsletter once this tool is available.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email the PSO Inbox.
What students need to be surveyed?
The PSO survey is to be conducted on any student, aged 16 and above, who exited school with an IEP in effect and are no longer in secondary school.
This includes students who graduated, dropped-out, and aged-out.
Do I have students to be surveyed this year?
Our PSO Application pulls student information directly from AzEDS and will list for you any students eligible for the current PSO Survey.
What is a "large, well-known company"? (Question 10 of the Current PSO Survey)
A “large well-known company” can be defined as an employer who has 15 or more employees (which could be a franchise). When an employer has more than 15 employees they are required to meet the letter of the law in all components of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act's (WIOA) definition of competitive integrated employment.
ADE/ESS is acutely aware of the shortage of qualified special education teachers and related service providers across Arizona. ESS has multiple activities and programs to support PEAs to confront this shortage every school year. The ESS Recruitment and Retention team has created Developing a Grow Your Own Program: A Guide for Special Education Administrators as a reference as you consider developing and implementing a Grow Your Own program as part of your own recruitment and retention efforts.
The ADE/ESS Assistive Technology (AT) team is excited to announce the 2022–2023 National Presenter Series with Kelli Suding, MEd. This workshop is designed for special educators and related service providers.
“Assistive Technology Integration for All Students”