The collaboration between TRI and the Oregon Department of Education on Post School Outcomes began in 2004 when The Research Institute received a Federal Grant to design and build the system to track educational and employment outcomes for special education students leaving Oregon’s high schools. The Post-Secondary experiences of former students provides educators with a measure of the quality of the preparation the district gave their students for work and continued learning after secondary school. Outcomes include attending 2 or 4 year college programs, being competitively employed, attending other educational or training programs, working in other jobs, and not being engaged in either education or employment one year after leaving. Phone interviews with the former students or family members are used to gather the information.
Pattie Johnson (TRI), Sally Simich (ODE), Charlotte Alverson (NPSO), presented Your Students, Your Outcome: Using Your PSO Report.
Pattie Johnson, Sally Simich, Transition
Specialist at the Student Services Unit of the Office of Learning, and
Charlotte Alverson of the National Post School Outcomes center presented Accessing Your New PSO Reports.
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