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 2020 PSO Survey for students who graduated, aged-out, or dropped out during the 2018-2019 school year is NOW OPEN on the PSO application in the ESS Portal of ADE Connect.
The 2020 PSO data collection season will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
2020 PSO Hangouts
These virtual office hours will occur throughout the 2020 data collection season and provide you with opportunities to ask questions and brainstorm strategies. Check out our flyer for dates and registration information. 2020 PSO Hangouts Flyer
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.
Public education agencies (PEAs) are required to verify the count of students participating in special education (SPED) on October 1, 2020. Verification will be completed via the web-based ESS October 1 Data Collection application, available through the ESS Portal via ADEConnect.