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Our Mission is to help state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities (i.e., Indicator 14). The results of collecting Indicator 14 data will be used for national, state, and local reporting and, most importantly, to guide and improve transition services to this population.

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NEW Aligning Evidence-Based Practices and Predictors for Post-School Success

This product was developed in collaboration with NSTTAC. It is a supplemental document that can be used in conjunction with the predictor self-assessment when states/districts/schools are planning for action. The document illustrates evidence-based practices that support implementation of in-school predictors of post-school success.


NEW State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success

This product was developed in collaboration with NSTTAC and NDPC-SD. 

The STEPSS tool facilitates the dissemination of secondary transition data from States to their local districts and encourages district use of a data based decision-making model to identify needs and help prescribe appropriate strategies and interventions. The State Department of Education uploads these Indicator data into the tool for dissemination to districts. Local educators, in partnership with other stakeholders, can then use an ongoing data based decision-making model utilizing secondary transition data related to graduation (Indicator 1), dropout (Indicator 2), transition compliance of the IEP (Indicator 13), and post-school outcomes (Indicator 14) to improve in-school transition programs for youth with disabilities.

To learn more about STEPSS contact NPSO at 541.346.8412.


OSEP Approved July 2013


 photo of jesse hair stylist"Graduating from high school and pursuing a productive adulthood is one of the more significant transitions that adolescents face with long-term outcomes. Indicator 14 provides one opportunity for States and Districts to determine if youth with disabilities are positively engaged (i.e., enrolled in postsecondary education/ training or employed) once they leave high school.”   


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The National Post-School Outcomes Center is a 5-year project funded by OSEP in January 2010. It is a collaborative effort of Technical Assistance and Consulting Services and the Secondary Special Education and Transition Unit at the University of Oregon. Grant Award Number: #H326U090001