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WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicator #14

Cyclical Monitoring


Post High School Outcomes

Indicator 14 helps us describe the further education and competitive employment experiences of youth with disabilities as they transition from high school to adult life. Indicator 14 of the State Performance Plan (SPP) requires states report an unduplicated count of the:

“Percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:

A. Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school.
B. Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school.
C. Enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school”

20 USC 1416(a)(3)(B)

Indicator 14 is an unduplicated, hierarchical count of the activities in which youth are engaged one year after exiting their postsecondary education placement. Data for this indicator will be collected through the Post School Outcomes Survey.

  • Higher education:  4 year college or university, 2-year college or community college, or a technical college (2 year degree) program.
  • Other postsecondary education:  High school completion degree, vocational school, apprenticeship or short-term training program, on-the-job training program, Job Corps, adult education, vocational/technical school (less than a two year program), Vista, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, compensatory education, other programs.
  • Competitive employment:  90 days of cumulative or consecutive work and minimum wage or greater and an average of 20 hours per week or more in a setting with others who are non-disabled; includes military, supported employment, self-employment or a family business if criteria of competitive employment are met.
  • Other employment:  Work for pay or self-employment for a period of at least 90 days at any time in the year since leaving high school; includes sheltered employment, volunteer, self-employment, work out of one’s home, farming, others if competitive employment criteria are not fully met.

For current information regarding this indicator please review the APR.

Data - District Profiles


Notification of Special Education Transition Incentive Grants

Overview of Funding

$100,000 is available for payment to schools in FY17.  FY18 funding has not yet been determined.
$1,000 per eligible former student survey payment.  Payments will be prorated if the appropriation is not sufficient to pay all eligible application amounts.

Fiscal Year
Monies Appropriated Survey Year
(IDEA Indicator 14)
Student Exit
School Year
FY17 $100,000 2016 (July – September) 2014-2015
FY18 TBD 2017 (July – September) 2015-2016

District Eligibility Criteria

  • School districts or independent (“2r”) charter schools with a secondary population can apply.
  • Applications and payments will be based on post-secondary outcome (PSO) surveys for students with disabilities enrolled in the 2014-15 or 2015-16 school year.   Districts not already scheduled to participate in the Indicator 14/PSO survey in 2016 must notify PSO coordinator, Jenny Jacobs at: of intent to conduct surveys no later than 3/15/16
  • Such districts will need to assign one or more staff to participate in PSO survey interviewer training and conduct PSO surveys of 2014-15 exiters between June and September of 2016 in order to be grant eligible.

Note:  Exit year is the school year the youth with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) left school (i.e. graduated with a regular high school diploma, received a certificate, reached maximum age (21), dropped out).

PSO Survey Eligibility

  • The eligible outcomes data are Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Indicator 14 benchmarks gathered one year after a student exits school.
  • Eligible student outcomes include: enrolled in higher education or in other post-secondary education or training; or competitively employed or in other employment within one year of leaving high school paying minimum wage or greater for 90 days or longer.
  • Applications will be completed by districts no later than January 31, 2017, through the WI PSO website based on eligible results of Indicator 14/PSO surveys.  Grant payments will be sent to districts no later than June 30, 2017.

Additional Information

  • There are no stipulations on how districts spend this grant money.
  • s. 115.884 Wis. Stats. includes specific school years for which students must be enrolled to be eligible (i.e. 2014-15 or 2015-16). 
    • This means that school districts and independent charters with eligible students with disabilities enrolled in 2015-16 will not receive grants unless the grant program receives funding in the next biennial budget for FY18.
    • This also means that students exiting in 2016-17 and later would not be eligible unless 115.884 Wis. Stats. is changed.

Training and Technical Assistance

  • The Statewide Post School Outcomes Survey (WiPSO) website:
  • Directions to Director of Special Education/Pupil Services for Indicator #14 Data Collection and Reporting are posted on the Wisconsin Post School Outcomes website under "Recent Communications":
  • Overview of the 3-Year process for data collection and reporting requirements of Indicator 14 are posted on the Wisconsin Post School Outcomes website under "Timelines":
  • Indicator #14 Post School Outcomes "At-A-Glance" Report and other Wisconsin Statewide Post School Outcomes Reports:

For questions regarding the Post School Outcomes Survey, contact Mary Kampa, Project Coordinator, 715-416-0609.

For questions about this information, contact Nancy Molfenter (608) 266-1146