Each public education agency (PEA) that serves transition-aged students with disabilities is required to participate in the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey every year. Students who exited high school are contacted and administered a 14-question survey designed to capture student engagement in post-secondary education/training or employment. Data obtained from the PSO Survey facilitates results-driven analysis and improvement to secondary transition programs at the state and local levels.
January 15: Student lists are available for review and updates.
June 1 – September 30: PSO data Collection season occurs annually.
The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) provided a memorandum clarifying that for federally required data collections regarding students with disabilities, the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 15-117 provisions, which outline that informed consent to parents is necessary to administer a survey, do not apply.
The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Team is honored to recognize PEA staff for going above and beyond during the PSO data collection season. Thank you to everyone involved in PSO for your dedication to the post school success of Arizonan youth.
Recognitions for the 2023 PSO Data Collection Season will be posted December 2023