State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success

The mission of the National Post-School Outcomes Center is to help state education agencies establish practical and rigorous data collection systems that will measure and profile the post-school experiences of youth with disabilities (i.e., Indicator 14). The results of collecting Indicator 14 data will be used for national, state, and local reporting and, most importantly, to guide and improve transition services to this population.

Resource Overview

The National Post-School Outcomes Center (NPSO), in collaboration with the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) and the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD), developed the State Toolkit for Examining Post-School Success (STEPSS). STEPSS is a web-based data-based decision making tool designed to support state departments of education in disseminating and using data related to secondary transition (SPP Part B Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14) to improve in-­school transition programs for youth with disabilities.