Special Education

Transition Data and Reports

This section contains reports and links to data that help to describe the transition planning and services process.

IDEA 2004, requires the State Education Department (SED) to develop and submit a six year State Performance Plan (SPP) to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Education Department (USED). The SPP is designed to evaluate the State's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA and describe how the State will improve results. OSEP has identified three monitoring priorities and 20 indicators relating to the priority areas that must be reported in the SPP. For each of the indicators, the State must establish measurable and rigorous targets and improvement activities for a six-year period of time. Two of the indicators in the SPP are related to Transition:Indicator 13 - Secondary Transition and Indicator 14 - Post-School Outcomes.

The Annual Performance Report (APR) is required to be submitted every year as a report to the Secretary of Education and to the public on the State’s performance under the SPP, describing overall progress and slippage in meeting the targets found in the SPP. As required under section 616 of IDEA, the State is making available a public report of each school district's performance on indicators one through fourteen of the indicators against the State's targets. Data in the individual school district report will be updated annually, following the submission and acceptance of each year’s APR.

The Strategic Evaluation Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting (SEDCAR) website provides information and links to school district and public reporting systems.

New York State Longitudinal Post School Indicators Project, contains an overview of this project, which will took place during the years 2000 - 2006. Updates about the project will be given periodically.

Updates to New York State Post School Indicators Studyexternal link a summary of findings regarding post school outcomes, as reported by students at school exit and one year beyond school exit.

The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS-2)external link a summary of findings from the 2001-02 school year by SRI International.

The National Longitudinal Transition Survey (NLTS)external link a summary of the findings from 1987 - 1993, conducted by SRI International.

Report to the Board of Regents April 2010 gives a New York State data summary on results of students with disabilities. 

Report to the Board of Regents February 1999, presents New York State data gathered from the Big Five Cities.

Post School Indicators Slide Show About Transition gives a New York State data summary from the February, 1999 Regents Report.

Last Updated: September 3, 2010