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.
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.
The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition team would like to thank those who participated in the 2020 PSO data collection season. The PSO Survey helps PEAs collect and report information to meet Indicator 14 requirements. Between June 1 and September 30 of this year, PEAs statewide worked hard to reconnect with former students who had IEPs when they exited high school during the 2018–2019 school year. Through their efforts, 6,659 former students responded to the survey for a 78.5% participation rate with 72.5% of respondents engaged in postsecondary education/training or employment. A more detailed view of this year's PSO Survey results will be posted on the PSO Website by October 31, 2020.
Under Section 616 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA), States are required to make a determination for all public education agencies (PEAs) of their performance on identified special education criteria. The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 determinations have been posted to the PEA Determinations section of the ESS website.