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ERIC Number: ED524298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
NASDSE Roundtable Discussion: Collecting and Using Post-School Outcome Data on Dropouts and Other Hard-to-Locate Former Students
Reder, Nancy
National Post-School Outcomes Center
The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) organized and led a roundtable discussion of state special education directors (and, in a few cases, their staff members) on May 15, 2008. The subject was specifically selected because it had come to NASDSE's attention that many states were struggling with collecting data about students who, collectively, fall into the category of "dropouts." This group includes: students who have been or are incarcerated, those who have moved away without leaving forwarding permanent addresses, or do not have telephones or email addresses. The structure of the roundtable discussion gave state directors an opportunity to share ideas among themselves regarding challenges to reaching these students and strategies that appear to be working to reach this group of former students. A total of 25 states participated in the roundtable discussion. This document provides a summary of the discussion. Appended are: (1) list of discussion questions; and (2) list of participating states. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
National Post-School Outcomes Center. 1268 University of Oregon Suite 360, Eugene, OR 97403. Tel: 541-346-5641; Fax: 541-346-0322; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Post-School Outcomes Center