State Performance Plan Indicator 14 - Post School Outcomes Survey

  • 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions about SPP14

    • 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.

    Ways to Help Increase Participation and Responses for the Survey

    • Gather resources
    • Send an email or post an announcement on social media
    • Call students and family members of exited students
    • Use mail merge to send emails that include the student PIN
    • Use Printable Resources
    • Post TEA flyers around school or send home to families
    • Email