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					 Data Use Toolkit: Preparing,
Sharing, and Examining Local
 Post-School Outcome Data
   Examples of NPSO Resources
       Developed to Date

• Data Collection
  – Sampling Calculator
  – Response Calculator

• Data Analysis & Reporting
  – Data Display Templates

• Data Use
  – Data Use Toolkit
  Purpose of the Data Use Toolkit


• To help state and
  local education
  personnel use post-
  school outcomes data
  to improve in-school
  programs for youth
  with disabilities
Beyond Federal Reporting

                  Gather
                   Data




      Positive    Continuous
    Post-School   Monitoring   Use Data
                     Plan
     Outcomes




                  Improve
                  Programs
      Post-School Outcomes
Data Use Toolkit: Two Components



1. Preparing &    2. Examining
   Sharing           Local PSO
   State             Data
   Post-School
   Outcomes       • District Facilitator’s
                    Guide
   Data
                  • Local PSO Data
                    PowerPoint
                    Template
            Purpose-Audience-Materials
               Preparing & Sharing                   Examining
                 State PSO Data                    Local PSO Data
Purpose     To help SEA personnel        To help a district person organize,
            disseminate State PSO data   disseminate, and use PSO data with
            to the LEA                   stakeholders

Audience    SEA personnel                LEA leadership personnel, school
                                         personnel, and stakeholders

Materials   • Glossary of terms          District Facilitator’s Guide
            • Materials list                   • Description of slides
            • Questions to consider            • Glossary of terms
                                               • Questions to consider
                                               • Handout masters
                                         PSO PowerPoint Template
   The Preparing and Sharing
        State PSO Data
• Outlines a process for sharing PSO data
  with local districts
• Questions for consideration
• Sample 1 page summary of PSO
Sharing State PSO Data
 Examining Local PSO: District
   Facilitator’s Guide & PPT
• Outlines a Process for using PSO data
  –   Assembling the Data
  –   Organizing the Data
  –   Modifying the PowerPoint
  –   Examining the Data
• Questions for a Guided Discussion
• Description of each slide in the PowerPoint
• Appendices
  – Blank Data Tables
  – Master Handouts
Facilitator’s Guide
Examining Local PSO
What does Facilitation Involve?

        • Organizing the relevant PSO data
          and other information as needed
        • Personalizing the PowerPoint by
          entering district or school PSO data
        • Copying materials for the meeting
        • Identifying key questions to
          discuss at the meeting
        • Presenting the PowerPoint
        • Facilitating the discussion at the
          meeting
Role of the Facilitator
            Step 1
     Assembling the Data


            Step 2
     Organizing the Data


            Step 3
   Modifying the PowerPoint


            Step 4
     Examining the Data
          Step 1: Assembling the Data
STATE DATA                                           LOCAL/DISTRICT DATA
The State’s one page summary of:                      Total number of district leavers with an IEP
 State engagement rate (i.e., percent of youth       Total number of district youth who responded to
    employed competitively, enrolled in                 the survey/interview
    postsecondary education/training, and both)       Copy of the PSO questions or survey
 State graduation rate                               District graduation rate
 State dropout rate                                  District dropout rate
 State employment, postsecondary                     District employment, postsecondary
    education/training, and both employment and         education/training, and both employment and
    postsecondary education/training rates              postsecondary education/training rates for each
    disaggregated for each of the following groups      of the following groups:
    (as available):                                   Males and females
 Males and females                                   Disability categories
 Disability categories                               Race/ethnicity categories
 Race/ethnicity categories                           Exit type (i.e., graduates, dropouts, age-outs)
 Exit type (i.e., graduates, dropouts, age-outs)     Other groups you want to investigate
 State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual
    Performance Report (APR)
                     Step 2: Organizing the Data
                                                  www.psocenter.org
                                     Specific
 Respondents by         Statewide   Learning       Emotional        Mental     All Other    Unknown:
          Type of    Respondents    Disability   Disturbance   Retardation   Disabilities    Disability
 Disability: Short        n=1200       n=450           n=250        n=147         n=353      Type n=0
   Competitively
  Employed Only              48%         36%            44%           71%           57%
  Postsecondary
     School Only             12%         11%            10%           10%           14%
  Both Employed
      and School             10%         13%            14%            1%            8%
             Other           10%         14%            20%            0%            0%
           Neither           20%         25%            12%           17%           21%
        SPP/APR
Percent Engaged              70%         61%            68%           83%           79%        0%

                                     Specific
Respondents by          Statewide   Learning       Emotional        Mental     All Other    Unknown:
         Type of     Respondents    Disability   Disturbance   Retardation   Disabilities    Disability
Disability: Short         n=1200       n=450           n=250        n=147         n=353      Type n=0
  Competitively
 Employed Only               580          162           111           105            202             0
 Postsecondary
    School Only              140           51            25            15             49             0
 Both Employed
     and School              125           60            35             2             28             0
            Other            115           65            50             0              0             0
          Neither            240          112            29            25             74             0
Step 3: Modifying the PowerPoint
• Template format
• [BOLD CAPS] used to signify where state or
  district specific data should be entered
• In total, 25 slides to modify
       Step 4: Examining the Data

•   Inviting Stakeholders
•   Meeting Facilities
•   Handouts
•   Questions
•   Action Planning
    Selection Guiding Questions
• From the group
• Guiding Questions focus on four areas related
  to post-school outcomes:
  – General transition questions
  – Graduation and dropout
  – Competitive employment
  – Enrollment in postsecondary
     education or training
Examining Local PSO
Download the Data Use Toolkit
       at our website:

      www.psocenter.org

				
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