Special Education

Annual Performance Report for 2008-09 - February 2010 - Indicator 14

Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

See Overview of the Development of the Annual Performance Report (APR) in the Introduction section, page 1.

Monitoring Priority: FAPE in the LRE

Indicator 14:

Indicator definition used through school year 2007-08: 
Percent of youth who had individualized education programs (IEPs), are no longer in secondary school and who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of postsecondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school.
(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B))

Measurement used through school year 2007-08:

Percent = [(# of youth who had IEPs, are no longer in secondary school and who have been competitively employed, enrolled in some type of postsecondary school, or both, within one year of leaving high school) divided by the (# of youth assessed who had IEPs and are no longer in secondary school)] times 100.
Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) Measurable and Rigorous Target
FFY 2008
(2008-09 school year)
A new baseline and targets will be established using the new measurement categories and reported in the State Performance Plan (SPP) due February 1, 2011.

Actual Target Data for FFY 2008:

Since the definition was changed in March 2009, the United States Education Department (USED) does not require reporting data on Indicator 14 in the February 2010 APR, although New York State (NYS) continued to collect data from individual districts under the 2007-08 indicator definition.

Discussion of Improvement Activities Completed and Explanation of Progress or Slippage that occurred for FFY 2008:

Improvement Activities Completed in 2008-09

The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) accessed technical assistance to further inform its activities to improve transition planning for students with disabilities.  This included a review of information and resources, including but not limited to information available through the following Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) technical assistance centers:  National Post-School Outcomes (NPSO), National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) and National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC).  Also see resources accessed as identified for indicators 1 and 13.

Activities Completed:

  • The Model Transition Project (MTP) ended in 2009.  This 2.5 year project provided funding to school districts to expand school-vocational rehabilitation collaboration to improve youth employment outcomes.  MTP resulted in increasing the numbers of youth served by the vocational rehabilitation system from 30,844 annually in school year 2006-07 to 42,468 annually in school year 2008-09; and, while employment rates for all persons with disabilities are declining, this project contributed to the increased rate of employment of youth who received vocational rehabilitation services from 31.3% to 34.6%.
  • Also, see Indicators 1, 2, 8 and 13.

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets / Improvement Activities / Timelines / Resources for FFY 2008 [If applicable]

None

Last Updated: June 30, 2010