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.
Your PEA's list of eligible students for the 2021 PSO Survey is now available in the PSO Application of the Exceptional Student Services Portal of ADE Connect. This list includes students who had IEPs when they graduated, aged-out, or dropped out during the 2019-2020 school year.
Please note, this template is designed to work with Microsoft Excel files only. Similar programs, like Apple Numbers, may impact data analysis accuracy. Data analysis accuracy could also be affected if any adjustment occurs in the Excel Workbook other than pasting data into the Data tab.
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.
Arizona students with disabilities receiving special education services are reported into AzEDS to generate state funding as appropriate. Dependent on the disability, students with disabilities receive varying weighted totals under state aid. There is a fundable scenario that is not able to be reported into AzEDS at this time, which is comprised of students who require ancillary services but do not require special education instruction as outlined in A.R.S. § 15-769(D).
As part of our ongoing recruitment efforts on behalf of Arizona’s public schools, ADE/ESS compiles and updates a list of education career fairs happening at educator preparation programs across the country.
If your school is planning to recruit for special education teachers from out of state, we hope this list will make that task a bit easier for you. This list is available on the Arizona Education Employment Board website under the “Find a University Job Fair” icon.