AZ Department of Education PSO 2016 Results

Hello, and welcome to the State of Arizona’s
Post School Outcomes 2016 Survey results
webinar. The data shared today will be data that was
collected by the Post School Outcomes unit for
the school year exiters of 2014-2015. Our session outcomes for today, will be to
identify the requirements, measurements and
definitions of Arizona’s PSO survey. Increase understanding of how to access the
PSO survey reports via ADE Connect. And this will enable us to identify PSO
resources, as well as tips designed to facilitate
efficient and meaningul participation. We begin today, with out IDEA purpose. As we all know, this paragragh drives all
programming in Special Education. The word in blue, are the ones that are reported
on by the Post School Outcomes team. We measure, for their education and
employment, which drives a lot of transition
planning for each school. Our PSO survey is opened every June 1st
through September 30th. The data that we collected June through
September 2016 is below. We had 268 school districts and charters in the
State of Arizona who participated in reporting
PSO data. We also had 8409 students eligible to partake in
the PSO survey. And, 6332 students who participated in this
survey during the last collection season. There are three R’s that we consider with out
PSO survey data. Before we get to results, we’ll look at our overall
response rate, representativeness, which then
will drive the results that we’re able to share. In this graph the top portion does relate to the
response rate for the State of Arizona. As you can see, the overall number, once again,
of students who could have participated in the
PSO survey was 8409. Our response total was 6332 which gave us a
response rate of 75.3%. Also, you can see the disability categories,
gender, ethnicity, limited english proficient
students, as well as dropout students. These are all the subcategories that we’re
required to report on to the Federal Government. In each of these areas we have broken down the
target level, the response totals, and response
rate. The second half speaks to representativeness. Within each area of the representativeness, we
want to make sure that the difference that we
have is within a positive or negative 3%. As you can see our dropout rate was at negative
5.42%. We know that we’d like to see this drop, so that
we have more students we have more students who are with the exit reason dropout, participate
in the PSO survey. As we look at the top portion once again, you
can see that we had 1914 students who were
eligible to participate in the survey, and 1098 who actually did in this subcategory. Once again, we are looking at different ways to
support our school districts and charters to
reach out and accomplish the PSO survey with more exit students. When we look all the other areas of
representativeness, you can see that we are
well within the positive or negative 3%. This graph highlights that same information
response rate and representativeness. Once again you can see the eligible students,
respondents, and overall response rate. You can see all of our subcaegories are
considered represented, and the onle
subcategory that would be considered under- represented is our exit reason dropout. After looking at our response rate and
representativeness, we then want to look at our
categories for engagement. The first category, higher education, is
considered the highest on the tier. For a student to be considered in higher
education, they must be a full or part-time
student, they could be enrolled in college, two year or
more program, or a college or university, four or more year
program, and a former student must have completed at
least one term. The term is defined by the institution. Under competitive employment, these students
must be paid at or above minimum wage, working in a setting with those who are non-
disabled, working on average 20 hours per week, and working for at least 90 days. This includes
our military. The other two areas of engagement we look at
are other postsecondary education or training, or
other employment. For a fomer student to be considered in other
postsecondary education or training, again the student would had to be participating
full or part-time, completing at least one term, and the student could be in a education or
training program as in Adult Education,
Workforce Development, or a Vocational School. These programs would be considered less than
a two year program. Other employment would be work for pay, or
self-employed, working at least 90 days, and includes a familiy business as in farming,
working in a store, fishing, ranching, or catering
services. In this graph, you can see our measurements A,
B and C. Measurement A, higher education, you can see
the state rate was 22% of our population were
consdered in higher education. Measurement B, keeps the higher education
and adds in all of our students who were
qualified in competitive employment, and that rate was at 61%. Measurement C is higher education,
competetive employment, some other education
or training, and other employment, and that overall rate was at 75%. Which means, 25% of our students were
considered Not Engaged. This graph breaks down each of the engagement
categories. Once again, you can see the overall
respondents at 6332 and the response rate. And in the two graphs below show us the
amount of students who were enrolled in higher
education at 22.4%, the amount of students who were competitively
employed at 39%, the students who were in other postsecondary
education or training at 8%, other employment at 5.6%, and our not engaged students at 25%. The information below is identical. After looking at our overall data, we also break
down by subgroups. The subgroups that we report on each year, are
broken down by gender, category of disability,
ethnicity, and exit type. In this first graph, you can see the disability
data. This shows us the different categories in
which we report on. All other disabilities, which had a total number of
1443 students. Our ED students at 582. ID students at 470.
And our SLD students, our largest subgroup in
this data, at 3837. In each one of these areas, we can see their
overall engagement in higher education, competitive employment, other education or training, or other employment. This data helps us look at the subcategories
based on disability, and which groups may be
considered highly engaged, versus other groups other groups who may need
extra support to become engaged after high
school. This next data report, we can see that it’s
broken down by ethnicity. Once again, in the parenthesis, you can see the
overall amount of students who fit their ethnic
category. Our two largest groups, are the hispanic latino
students at 2586. And our white anglo students, at 2589. Once again, this data is broken down by higher
education, competetive employment, other postsecondary education or training, other employment, and not engaged. We also break our data down by gender. You can see that 2170 students were girls in our
data, whereas 4162 were boys. Again we can see the engagement categories of
higher education, competitive employment, other education or training, other employment, or not engaged. Our last subcategory here, is exit type. We can see that we had 5 students in the state
of Arizona, who aged out of high school, and their overall engagement. 1098 students who were considered dropped out
of high school, this would be any student who participated in
high school at any point. This could include freshment, sophomores,
juniors and seniors. And again you can see the overall engagement
of our dropout students. The last category we have here, is our students
who recieved high school diplomas. We had 5229 students who fit this category. And again you can see the overall engagement. To break our data down even further, we look at
all disabilities. In this particular graph, you can see that each
one of the areas are represented. The parenthesis allow us to see how many
students are included in each area. This particular graph show us the amount of
students who are considered engaged versus
not engaged. Picking the subcategories once again, we can
see the same information. And we’ve broken it down this time, into the
students who were enrolled in higher education, students who were competitively employed, students who were enrolled in other
postsecondary education or training, or former students who were in other
employment. In this way we can see the overall engagement
of our students, and in which area they were engaged. Considering we had 1584 students who were
considered not engaged. While 1183 of these students did not attempt
any postsecondary education or training or
employment, 401 of them, or 25%, indicated they had
attempted post secondary education or training
or employment. If these 401 students who attempted
engagement, had been successful, our overall state engament rate would increase
from 75% to 81%. We also want to share with you the process to
recieve access to the PSO Survey. First, a local entity administrator from district or
charter contacts ESS. In that contact they will give us the new users
name and email address. ESS will then email back for secondary
approval. Once ESS has recived that secondary approval,
the user then has access the PSO application
through ADE Connect. The following slides, we wanted to show you
where you can access reports. Once logged into the PSO Survey, you can see
there are several different reports that can be
run. A user can run a report on the overall
respondents by individual students, responsed by survey question number and
subgroup, raw data representitiveness, response rate and representitiveness, responses by subcategories, results by subcategories, measurements, and non-engaged youth. In this example, the user has selected
measurements. Once you’ve selected the report that you would
like to run you click on that report which will take you to
the next page. This next page, will once again tell you which
report you are running, and will ask you for what
year. After you’ve selected the year you’d like to run
the report, you click run. After the report is run through the system, it
does populate onto your screen. A user may want to download this report for
future use. A user would then click on the disk in the middle
of the page here, and has a multitude of ways they could
download this report onto their computer. Most individuals choose word, excel or pdf. For more information, or assistance with accessing local reports, please attend or request a webinar training. You can also consult with our ADE team. Using the PSO website at and search PSO, or you can email us at [email protected] Hopefully you’ve enjoyed our webinar today, and have a wonderful day.

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