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ERIC Number: ED524308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Advice from the Field: Perspectives of State Directors of Special Education Regarding Post-School Outcomes Data and Indicator 14
Reder, Nancy
National Post-School Outcomes Center
The National Post School Outcomes Center (NPSO), in conjunction with the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), conducted a focus group with several state directors of special education to (a) discuss the collection of their post-school outcomes data and (b) share their experiences and suggestions with other state directors, especially those who are new to their positions. NPSO felt that it would be helpful for more experienced state directors, particularly in those states that had begun collecting post-school outcomes data long before the SPP/Annual Performance Reports (APR) process began, to share their perspectives and suggestions for how they organized and collected their data. Indicator 14 is one of the most challenging indicators to collect data for as most states were not collecting and analyzing this data prior to the requirements of the SPP/APR. This document is an extension of NPSO's ongoing work to facilitate the sharing of experiences and knowledge among states. A list of focus group participants is appended. (Contains 4 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
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE); National Post-School Outcomes Center