ERIC Number: ED524303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 0
What Technical Assistance States Need to Collect Post-School Outcome Data for Youth with Disabilities: Summary of Technical Assistance Conference Calls Conducted by the National Post-School Outcomes Center and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Reder, Nancy, Comp.
National Post-School Outcomes Center
The National Post-School Outcomes Center (NPSO), in conjunction the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) and the Regional Resource Centers (RRCs), held a series of conference calls with states to assess their needs for technical assistance on the new requirements for collecting and reporting post-school outcome data for students with disabilities as required by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The major concerns expressed by the states had to do with data collection, including sampling techniques that produce reliable and valid post-school outcome data. States were also concerned about the costs involved, the burden placed on local education agencies and a need to learn about practices currently in place that are producing good data. Additionally, states expressed concern that key terms, such as "rigorous targets" and "meaningful employment" have not been defined by OSEP. This paper summarizes the issues raised by the states on the conference calls.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Technical Assistance, Special Education, Needs Assessment, Data Collection, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Accountability, Teleconferencing, Action Research, Interest Inventories, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational Policy, Educational Practices, State Agencies
National Post-School Outcomes Center. 1268 University of Oregon Suite 360, Eugene, OR 97403. Tel: 541-346-5641; Fax: 541-346-0322; Web site: http://www.psocenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Post-School Outcomes Center