The Connecticut State Department of Education hopes students will help their high schools improve secondary transition services in Connecticut by participating in the Post-School Outcomes Survey.
In July, the survey will be sent to students who had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in a Connecticut public school district and graduated or left school within the past year. Parents or guardians can assist students with completing and returning the survey if necessary.
The survey will be mailed to the address on record with a student’s school district. If a student has moved and did not receive a copy of the survey, please contact Joseph Madaus at email@example.com and a copy of the survey will be sent to you.
All surveys are handled with complete confidentially. The survey is administered by the University of Connecticut (UConn) using questions designed by other students and teachers and authorized by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
The survey consists of simple questions covering employment, further education and training, support from applicable state agencies and life in general after high school. The purpose of this survey is to understand what types of activities each student with an IEP did during their first year after leaving school such as attending college or a training program, working or getting services from a state agency and how districts can improve services provides to students. Improved programs will help students leave school with the skills they need to continue their education, find work, and contribute to their families and communities.
The success of the survey depends on each student who has left high school taking time to reply.
Participation is a unique opportunity for a student’s experience to have direct influence on the services and activities that will be available to other students in the future. Each student’s response WILL make a difference!