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.
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.
The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Team is honored to recognize PEA staff for going above and beyond during the PSO data collection season. Thank you to everyone involved in PSO for your dedication to the post school success of Arizonan youth.
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 excited to share that Arizona’s 2023 IDEA Conference will be held in person from August 21–23, 2023, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix.
This year’s theme is Creating Connections and Strengthening Systems. This cross-stakeholder event is intended for special education administrative staff, youth and young adults with disabilities, family members and caregivers, state agency staff, educators, service providers, and community members committed to student success. The event will feature over 75 professional learning opportunities, including IDEA legal issues, instructional practices, national trends and hot topics, special education compliance, preschool and secondary transition, and content for related service providers.
Special Education Data Updates Webinar Wednesday, February 15th
The Exceptional Student Services Data Management team will host the next Special Education Data Updates live webinar on Wednesday, February 15th, from 2pm – 3pm. This session will cover a variety of data topics that will include (subject to change):