Post-School Survey Overview 

Post-school Survey Timeline

2014 Post-School Survey:

 2012-2013 Leavers:  Please track and update contact information for the 2013 leavers during the 2012-2013 school year. CCTS recommends that each district manager download the "Keeping track of leavers spreadsheet," provided below, and create a master tracking system for district leavers.  The student list and demographic information (gender, disability, race/ethnicity, etc.) must be uploaded to the online Post-school Survey by June 1, 2014. School districts may begin interviewing students starting on June 1, 2014. The 2014 Post-school Survey must be completed and entered online by November 1, 2014.

IMPORTANT: All special education leavers must be included. These are the 2013 graduates and all dropouts (grades 9-12) who left during the 2012-2013 school year. Thank you for your attention to this requirement (State and Federal Statutes require this data collection, specifically 20 U.S.C. 1416(a) (3)(B) of IDEA and WAC 392-172A-07015 and 07020 of the Washington Administrative Code).         


 Helpful Documents:

 

 FAQs: Definition of leavers (Word): This document will help you identify who should be included in the 2013 Post-school Survey.

Information Gathering Form, Consent, and Sample Questions (PDF): Use these documents to collect multiple sources of information about a student, get their informed consent for the survey, and let them know about sample questions to expect. The Information Gathering Form is especially important as getting this information now will make it easier to successfully contact the youth in the summer and fall.

Post-school Survey Timeline (PDF): This document is a suggested timeline for when to start the Post-school Survey Activities and when to start keeping track of your special education leavers. The timeline includes dates, deadlines and specific post-school survey activities.
 
Interview Consent Form: Use this form to ensure that interviewees understand the survey and give consent to take it.

Keeping track of leavers spreadsheet (Excel): This Excel This Excel Spreadsheet is a suggested way for organizing the list of your 2010 leavers. Feel free to modify (add or delete columns) the template to fit the needs of your district. Most of the column headers contain comments; to read them hover over the red mark in the cell with your cursor. If there are multiple people making the follow-up phone calls in the summer and fall of 2010, it is recommended that the District Manager give each person their own spreadsheet for the youth they will contact. This way the contact information for each youth is contained in a centralized place.

Examining the data (Word): The purpose of this document is to provide strategies to examine these data and to identify areas to either celebrate or address in providing transition services to youth in special education. This information can also be used to develop goals for the LEA applications due in December.
 
Top 5 Strategies for Increasing Response Rates: Use this handy flyer for five easy ways to boost your contact rate.