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Indicator 14

What is Indicator 14?
State Performance Plan Indicator (SPPI) 14 measures the percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in effect at the time they left school, and were:
  • enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school;
  • enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school; and
  • enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school.
 

Local education agencies submit SPPI 14 collection information through the Texas Student Data System (TSDS)/Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). The Postschool Outcomes Survey is conducted each spring/summer.

Who conducts the survey?
Gibson Consulting Group is fielding the Indicator 14 Postschool Outcomes Survey on behalf of TEA. You can contact them at support@gibsonconsult.com with any questions.
 
Youth who meet the target criteria specified by SPPI 14 are being asked to complete a survey telling us about what they are doing now – Are they in school?  Did they join the military? The Peace Corps? Are they working?
 
Targeted youth and their parents may receive:
  • An email invitation
  • A text message
  • A postcard in the mail
  • A paper survey in the mail
 
Email and text invitations will include a personalized survey link. Postcards will include a PIN number for the student or parent to enter at www.TxExit.com. Paper surveys will include pre-paid return postage.
 
What are postschool outcome data?
Postschool outcome (PSO) data provide a picture of life after high school for former special education students in relation to post-secondary education and employment. Positive post-school outcomes involve some level of “engagement” after high school, meaning that former students are continuing their education or have secured employment. PSO data are collected not only for state and federal reporting but for continuous programmatic improvement.
 
How can PSO data inform practice?
School staff and other stakeholders use PSO data to inform practice around transition services including instruction, development of transition plans, activities, and agency collaboration. The goal is to increase engagement outcomes and decrease non-engagement.
PSO data are also tied to the Local Education Agency (LEA) Application for Federal Funds for Special Education. School districts must develop a plan to maintain or improve PSO in their application.
 
How are PSO data collected?
To gather PSO data, a vendor on behalf of TEA conducts a survey each year, reaching out to former students one year after they exited high school. SCTN offers technical support to school districts as they conduct the Post-School Outcomes Survey, and provides state and district-level data reports after the survey closes.