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 2021 PSO Survey for students who graduated, aged out, or dropped out during the 2019-2020 school year is now open on the PSO application in the ESS Portal of ADEConnect.
The 2021 PSO data collection season will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
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. Updated for 2021
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 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.